11/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Josh Penry Lauded Nationally As He's Slammed Locally

Today, Washington Post writer Chris Cillizza featured Colorado Republican state senator Josh Penry in his "Rising" series, which profiles up-and-coming politicians across the country. In the column, candidate for governor Penry is presented as a maverick, his youth and willingness to critique his party's track-record- now a main thrust of his campaign rhetoric- covering over the fact that he has been a key player in Colorado politics for years. Penry was Senate minority leader this past legislative session, a role in which he failed utterly to distinguish himself as any kind of party reformer or innovative policymaker, largely championing obstructionism, like most of the Republicans in the country, young and old.

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