"I got involved with the Whigs in September," she tells us. "I liked the Pickens Plan. You know T. Boone Pickens' ads on TV? He wants to change the way Americans get their energy. The Whigs endorse the Pickens plan.
"The modern Whigs liked the values and platform of the Whigs of the 19th century. They opposed Andrew Jackson and were for state's rights. Andrew Jackson offended a lot of people. They called him King Andrew, right? Though when you talk to the general public about 19th century history, most of them are like, 'Eh.'
"The Whigs are strong on national defense and are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. We're not offended by gay marriage. But we want to find solutions to problems that can be solved through politics. We don't want to get hung up on hot-button issues. They get in the way.
"It's not like in four or six or eight years we're going to try to run somebody for President. We're aware of what happens to third parties. It's pretty tough.
"Abraham Lincoln was a Whig before he was a Republican. I'm a relative of Lincoln. A cousin or something. One of my people made it onto money. I need to do more for my country."
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