Early this evening, Richard Engle (not the reporter), called and asked for my vote in the upcoming state GOP convention. He is running for vice-chair. The point I am recording here is the fact that he was surprised by my request to reduce spending.

That is, he asked what I thought the most important emphasis for the Oklahoma GOP. I responded getting government out of our lives and reducing spending. I added that we didn’t need to worry about taxes until spending was down. He replied that reducing government involvement in our lives was a common statement, but he hadn’t had anyone else stipulate reduction of government spending. I find that remarkable, thus I’m noting it.