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Gary Busey spoke, and Donald Trump became the sure thing

It’s what Buddy Holly would have done. Just remember where you were when you first saw this bit of history:

Tip of the hat to Washington Note, Andrew Sullivan.

But I don’t know what to make of the “I’m cim-panning for him now” part of Busey’s address.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Ralph Reed kills talk of working for The Donald, or anyone else

The Huffington Post has decided to burst everyone’s bubble.

Within hours of a Daily Beast report that real estate magnate/reality TV host/birther convert Donald Trump had interviewed Ralph Reed for the job of campaign manager, Reed sent this e-mail:

“Because of my involvement with Faith and Freedom Coalition, I do not plan to work on a presidential campaign in 2012.”

Sigh.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Your morning jolt: Donald Trump interviews Ralph Reed to be his campaign manager?

Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t surprise you anymore, the Daily Beast reports this:

[I]n a move bound to trigger a new guessing game about the credibility of Trump’s presidential ambitions, he has quietly interviewed a number of bold-faced names for the job of campaign manager, according to a source close to Trump.

Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition, speaks during a 2010 tea party event at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition, speaks during a 2010 tea party event at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Among the candidates: Ralph Reed, the scandal-tainted former Christian Coalition leader with links to fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Reed, the former chairman of the state GOP, still operates his Century Strategies political consulting firm out of Duluth. Reed is now head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition – an attempt to wed tea party activists with religious conservatives.

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On the other hand, the one entity that doesn’t think Trump is serious is the network that broadcasts the …

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