In the contrasting and comparison between Roy Blunt and Jim Talent, Talent being out of DC “for a couple of years” avoiding the partisan strife is weighed as a positive. Forgetting that Talent’s term ended 25 months ago. And that his time in DC included disputes over the Nuclear Option, Terri Schiavo, etc.

But the part pointing out Roy Blunt’s insider ties is pretty spot on. It says a lot about your status as an insider when you’re matched up against a guy with more DC experience (like Talent), and you’re still considered the insider.