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A new series by The Washington Post titled “The Rising” (with, as series author Chris Cillizza writes, “obvious apologies to the Boss“) examines the (you guessed it!) rising stars of politics. They begin their series with a look at Jon Huntsman, a possible 2012 presidential candidate for the GOP. Huntsman, according to the article:

is an expert on China and speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently. He is far more progressive on the environment than many within his party. He has built a record of economic recovery and growth during his first four years in office at which even Democrats marvel. And, most importantly (and interestingly), he sees himself as a force for bipartisanship in Utah.

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Chris Cillizza has a new entry in the Washington Post blog in which he reveals a GOP top 10 list that he insists is not a presidential candidates list. This is a list of Republicans, he writes, to “to keep an eye on over the coming months and years.” Uh… okay. You decide if the is a list or “The” List:

1. Bobby Jindal
2. John Thune
3. Mitt Romney
4. Mitch Daniels
5. Bob McDonnell
6. Mark Sanford
7. Eric Cantor
8. Jon Huntsman, Jr.
9. Haley Barbour
10. Steve Poizner

Curiously, he names two people, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, on whom, I suppose, we are not NOT to keep an eye. Aren’t those the biggest elephants in the room?

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