Thursday, May 05, 2005

Friends Don't Let Friends Be Republican
You've tried to live a good life. To be smart, to think for yourself, to do the right things. And yet, perhaps you harbor a secret fear. A fear that one morning you might wake up and start thinking the flat tax isn't such a bad idea. That maybe quotas on immigration might have some good effects. That if brown people from other countries don't want to get tortured, they should stay out of war zones. In short, perhaps you fear that you might have Republican tendencies. Now, for the first time, it's possible to find out if you have the kind of perilous thoughts that can lead otherwise normal Americans to Republicanism, and just how pronounced your Republican tendencies are. Take the Are You a Republican quiz and find out for yourself.

I am pleased to report that I am negative 14 percent Republican--but you probably already knew that.

Recommended Reading: Armando at Daily Kos on David Brooks' latest columnar abomination--twisting Abraham Lincoln's religious beliefs and deliberations regarding the Emancipation Proclamation into some kind of weird endorsement for the right-wing's culture war. And Amanda Peyser of the New York Post on the case of Jennifer Wilbanks, the bug-eyed runaway bride in Georgia. I'm a bit surprised to find something so redolent with red-state bashing in a Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper, but the Wilbanks story offers such a grand opportunity for snark that it would almost be rude to pass it up. The temporarily jilted fiance, who apparently volunteered to Sean Hannity that he and Jennifer have yet to run the rat up the drainpipe, is the current leader in the clubhouse for Dumbass of the Year.

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