Local Republican Backlash Against Ron Paul
Information Landmine's favourite part of the article illuminates GOP extremism quite succinctly:
"[One of Paul's local opponents] is gathering endorsements of local officials, embarking on a fundraising effort and hoping his record on the Friendswood council makes an impression with GOP primary voters. At the city level, he pressed for property tax refunds and advocated stopping the funding of water conservation education kits for fourth-graders so the money could instead go to a Pearland pastor for sexual abstinence education for junior high school students."
We do indeed live, as per the traditional Chinese curse, "in interesting times".