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The GOP 'Pledge': What's Not In It

First Posted: 09/24/10 01:34 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:50 PM ET

Gop Pledge
S House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio (C), holds up a copy of the Republican's new governing agenda, known as 'A Pledge to America,' for the 111th Congress at Tart Lumber Company in Sterling, Virginia, September 23, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB

Mother Jones:

You can read it yourself. Or peruse the reviews: liberal Ezra Klein dissects its internal contradictions; tea partier Erick Erickson decries the "Pledge" as a sell-out of the tea party movement; Republican curmudgeon David Frum finds it retro and short on "modern" and "affirmative" ideas for governing during a recessionary year. But here's a short-cut for you. Below is a list of words and phrases and the number of times they are each mentioned in the 45-page "Pledge."

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