Watch Out for Haley Barbour

The Drudge Report headline declaring that “Murdoch Gives $1 Million to Haley Barbour” is not technically accurate.

In fact, News Corporation (full disclosure: I’m a contributor to Fox News) gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, of which Barbour is the chair. But the headline caught my attention because if there’s one Republican I’m worried about going into what is sure to be a tough re-election campaign in 2012, it is Haley Barbour.

I know Barbour from his Washington days when he did politics in the Reagan White House, helped George Bush Sr. beat my candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988, and served as chair of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997.

Aug. 18