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More looks at the ‘Pledge’

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was on CNN’s Sunday morning talk show, explaining/defending the “Pledge to America” to Candy Crowley with Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.

Meanwhile, was dissecting the pledge, and found it some facts don’t check out in a report that can be found here.

McMorris Rodgers makes GOP ‘Pledge’

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was among House Republican leaders unveiling their 2010 campaign strategy, the “Pledge to America” at a lumberyard in Virginia.

She’s the easiest to distinguish person in the photo above, considering she’s the only woman. Also in the photo, left to right, are Eric Cantor, John Boehner (holding pledge) Kevin McCarthy, Mike Pence and Jason Chaffetz.

She’s getting a fair amount of exposure from the Pledge, including a long segment on CNBC last night.

Reminiscent of the 1994 Contract with America, which helped Republicans take control of the House after 40 years, the Pledge contains a series of campaign positions, from repealing health care reform to limiting the federal government. The foreward can be found inside the blog.

The Contract was 10 succinct points and small enough that candidates could carry it around in their jacket pockets, pulling pull it whenever necessary to recite to crowds (and they did, repeatedly). The Pledge is a 45-page report, complete with color photos of the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, average folks and Republican members of Congress in action. (McMorris Rodgers appears on page 26). It’s downloadable in PDF form, but it may not be memorizable.

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