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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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Tucker Carlson, the Jon Stewart-baiting non-Republican senior fellow at the Cato Institute, is launching a new group website called The Daily Caller, which aims

to "drive" the news, similar to the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, and other major news outlets. (The site's motto, Carlson said, is "every seven minutes," and seeks to be "even faster than Drudge.")

While the Web's graveyard is littered with bones of people who thought they could knock Drudge's block off, I for one am looking forward to what the dancing fool comes up with. Though he's probably best known as a love-him-or-hate-him talking head, Carlson is a genuinely talented magazine journalist (here are interesting profiles of Ron Paul and John McCain, to name two of many). Even Tucker's Dickipedia page has to give grudging credit to his landmark 1999 Talk magazine profile of candidate George W. Bush, a piece that brought us the indelible (and for me, deal-breaking) image of then Gov. Bush mocking a woman whose execution he authorized.

Bonus Reason.tv vids: Tucker at the Ron Paul Rally for the Republic, and in D.C. on the Reason.tv Talk Show.