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January 23, 2004

In 2004 Bill Moyers talked to David Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union about what conservatives were thinking about on such issues as the deficit, immigration, and civil liberties, and some of the divisions within the conservative movement today.

"Most conservatives believe today as they did in the past that the primary reason for their involvement in politics is to make certain that government keeps its hands off them, keeps its hands out of their pockets. The problem that we have is that with the Republican Party in control of the Congress and in the White House, that there's a tendency to do the same thing that the Democrats did when they were in power."
David A. Keene is Chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nationís oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. He also serves as a lobbyist with The Carmen Group, a governmental affairs and legislative relations firm based in Washington, DC.

Mr. Keene is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been a John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University and is a former member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Public Policy at Duke University. He was a visiting professional scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Keene has been involved in presidential politics since 1968. He worked in the White House during the Nixon Administration as political assistant to Vice President Spiro Agnew and on Capitol Hill as Executive Assistant to Senator James L. Buckley. Mr Keene was Southern Regional Coordinator for Ronald Reagan in 1976 and National Political Director for George Bush in 1980. Additionally, Mr. Keene was a senior political consultant to Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole in 1988 and was an informal advisor during the 1996 campaign.

He currently writes a regular column for THE HILL, a newspaper covering Congress.

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