Kimberley Strassel

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Kimberley A. Strassel (born July 24, 1972) is an author and member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. She writes a weekly column, "Potomac Watch", which appears on Fridays.

Biography[edit]

Strassel graduated from Princeton University in 1994 with a B.A. in Public Policy and International Affairs. Before joining the Editorial Board she was a news assistant for the European edition of the WSJ in Brussels (1994–1996) and a staff writer covering technology for the WSJ Europe in London (1996–1999). She moved to New York in 1999 to cover real estate before quickly joining the editorial page as an assistant features editor. She became a senior editorial writer and member of the editorial board in 2005.

In 2001, Strassel was the first mainstream journalist to cover problems with Michael Bellesiles's Arming America. While Strassel won an award for her work on the issue, when the concerns that Strassel raised turned out to be correct, Bellesiles lost his professorship at Emory University and had his Bancroft Prize revoked.

In 2006, Strassel co-wrote Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (ISBN 0-7425-4545-8), which argues that government regulation interferes with marketplace initiatives to provide women with economic opportunity.

Strassel profiled Sarah Palin in a 2008 article entitled I Haven't Always Just Toed the Line.[1] The article originally appeared in the Weekend Interview section of The Wall Street Journal on November 1, 2008.

In 2012, Strassel wrote an editorial in the WSJ that alleged the Obama campaign was targeting Frank L. VanderSloot, a national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and a top campaign donor.[2] Strassel's editorial was disputed by Rachel Maddow,[3] Lewiston Morning Tribune editor Marty Trillhaase,[4] and David Shere of Media Matters for America.[5] In May 2013, Strassel reported that the IRS (not the Obama campaign) targeted conservatives, including Frank L. VanderSloot.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Strassel married journalist Matthew Rose at her parents' home in Buxton, Oregon on July 15, 2000.[7]

Quotations[edit]

  • This is what's really happening in Klamath--call it rural cleansing--and it's repeating itself in environmental battles across the country. Indeed, the goal of many environmental groups--from the Sierra Club to the Oregon Natural Resources Council--is no longer to protect nature. It's to expunge humans from the countryside.[8]
  • If you're an environmentalist, you should love nuclear energy because it's pollution free.[9]
  • And there you have the paradox of Sarah Palin. The press has brutalized the Alaska governor, playing gotcha with her record, digging through her family life. The liberal intelligentsia has declared her unfit for office, a rube, a right-wing maniac. The conservative intelligentsia has accused her of being a lightweight, of "anti-intellectualism." Polls suggest a significant number of voters believe she is not up for the job. Yet her supporters idolize her -- all the more because of the criticism. Mrs. Palin has, for millions of Americans, become a symbol of a reformist average Jane, a working mom, ready to take on the Washington they detest.[1]
  • "Predicting an election is risky business, but political journalists ought to be expected to take some risks. So I'm calling it for Mitt Romney.... My final prediction is that at a minimum, Mr. Romney wins 289 electoral votes, a tally that includes Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. If it is a big night, he also picks up Pennsylvania and maybe Minnesota." [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I Haven't Always Just Toed the Line". The Wall Street Journal. November 1, 2008. 
  2. ^ Strassel, Kimberley A. (May 10, 2012). "Strassel: Trolling for Dirt on the President's List". The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ The Rachel Maddow Show. May 15, 2012 http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-rachel-maddow-show/47302840#47302840 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Trillhaase, Marty (August 1, 2012). "Picking On Idaho's defenseless millionaire". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  5. ^ Shere, David (May 14, 2012). "Fox, WSJ Pass Off Top Romney Campaign Official As A "Private Citizen"". Media Matters for America. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  6. ^ Strassel, Kimberley A. (May 19, 2013). "Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top". The Wall Street Journal. 
  7. ^ "WEDDINGS; Kimberley Strassel, Matthew Rose". The New York Times. July 16, 2000. 
  8. ^ http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/kstrassel/?id=95000868
  9. ^ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/journaleditorialreport/010705/oilsources.html
  10. ^ Strassel, Kimberley (November 6, 2012). "I'm Calling It for Mitt". The Wall Street Journal. 

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