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"I hate people that denigrate politics," he says. "Yes, everything is politicized, but that can be a good thing." While it has an undeniably nasty side, says Todd, politics is ultimately "a battle of ideas."
--NBC News political director Chuck Todd, as quoted in an interview with Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post. (Via Romenesko.)
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