Talk:Ron Paul announces he will not seek U.S. House re-election in 2012; will focus on presidential campaign

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Review of revision 1259313 [Passed][edit]

Okay, here's the story with that lovely sentence about Dr. No.  William S. Saturn gave me this immensely helpful guidance on my user talk page:

It may look like there's a great deal of sources to go through, but I assure you, the story is covered by the first and second. The third shows only the margin of victory in the 2010 race, the fourth shows the personal facts, the fifth shows the percentage won in the 1988 presidential election and the last discusses the nickname Dr. No.

Unfortunately (I'm fairly sure, from personal knowledge, that the "nickname sentence" is accurate), the source for the nickname sentence proved a bit of a hangup for me, as it wants me to register a bunch of personal information to gain free access to it. That's entirely allowable for a Wikinews source (I believe), as it's not a paywall per se; I'm just not comfortable with it. With this article now three days old and thus at the outer edge of its publication window, I didn't want my personal discomfort to kill a frankly very well written and interesting story. --Pi zero (talk) 13:07, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the review. For verification, I can send the Texas Monthly article to you via e-mail. On this page, I'll list the passages used to put the sentence together:

Wikinews:he gained the nickname "Dr. No":
Texas Monthly:"He wants to abolish all federal drug laws and cancel the war on drugs. Like Don Quixote, Paul confronts a vast and transcendent evil that most of his colleagues do not believe exists. They have a name for him: Dr. No."

WN:for his history as an obstetrician:
TM:"In fact, he is a doctor, a prominent obstetrician in Brazoria County who has delivered four thousand babies, a good portion of those while serving as a congressman."

WN:and consistent opposition to legislation:
TM:"Paul never, ever votes against his stated principles—which are libertarian and include the belief that much of our federal government, from the IRS to the Department of Education, and the massive taxes that support it, should be abolished—the phrase describes him."

WN:he believed to be unconstitutional:
TM:"He quickly made a name for himself as the ultimate constitutional dogmatist: If it wasn't written in plain language in the Constitution, which allocated only a few specific powers to the federal government, he didn't believe in it"

Furthermore, the fact that he previously represented the 22nd district is also found in this source.--William S. Saturn (talk) 17:41, 15 July 2011 (UTC)