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Who is your favorite liberal?

The whole news thing, plus 2 margheritas at lunch, got me thinking (thinking in the loosest of definitions):

Who is your favorite liveral?

My vote:

Jack Germond, Boston Globe.

Big sarcastic fat man, who calls bullshit when he sees it.

Least fravorite would be a tie with Katie Currick (sp?) abd perhaps the Ja Ja Gabor wanna be - jeez, what the hell is her name? Used to be on poilitically incorrect as the "right wing"?
Permalink hoser 
January 6th, 2006
James Carville
Permalink sharkfish 
January 6th, 2006
Charles Kennedy? (no sniggering at the back)
Ming the Merciless (alright Menzies the Merciless)?
Lembit Opik (who I think will do well in the long term)?

All these and similar incomprehensible questions will be answered shortly...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 6th, 2006
I like Carville as well. Also, like his counterpart Mary M. too.

One of those "God has a sense of humor" match ups.
Permalink hoser 
January 6th, 2006
Peter (of ?off)

He's nutty.
Permalink Jeff Barton 
January 6th, 2006
I'm not a fan of liberals or conservatives. Both too narrow minded.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 6th, 2006
+>"I'm not a fan of liberals or conservatives. Both too narrow minded."

...as demonstrated by Mike Reed's Flame Warriors. Actually, labels don't serve us very well in describing social/political attitudes.

How about using adjectives instead? Dogmatic vs. pragmatic works better than conservative vs. liberal, for example.
Permalink Misanthrope 
January 6th, 2006
Sssh. Don't let the hardcore ideologues know that they're actually two sides of the same coin.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 6th, 2006
Oops, here's the link for Flame Warriors:

http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/ideologue.htm
Permalink Misanthrope 
January 6th, 2006
Pseudo-intellectualism is boring!

It's all just entertainment.

In today's "no publicity is bad publicity", politicos do well to divide and inflame.

So anyway, who's your favorite? You know you have one, you just won't admit it.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 6th, 2006
Chomsky, baby.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
January 6th, 2006
Bill Moyers. He demonstrates a much greater depth than most of the other "progressives" in the media--and he has been quite fearless in stating his mind on the great issues before us today.

...in stark contrast with the pundits who wimped out at the runup and beginnings of the Iraq fiasco.
Permalink Misanthrope 
January 6th, 2006
kurt vonnegut
Permalink _ 
January 7th, 2006
It seems unlikely that Kennedy will last the week, time was being an alchoholic was just something that made a politician a character, now you can't have anything that's going to 'impair' your performance. That it was the drink that allowed him to perform as well as he did does seem to expose a little hypocrisy within the Lib Dem Parliamentary Party.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 7th, 2006
George Soros? Dunno.

My def of "liberal" is what a CEO of a large corp generally thinks, like Bill Gates; fairly progressive stances on gay rights, etc. Otherwise like a corporate conservative.
Permalink Tayssir John Gabbour 
January 7th, 2006
Charley's resigned after proving he wasn't the Liberal's favourite Liberal even if he was everyone else's. Ming the Merciless takes over for the mo' and will be standing on the steely-eyed-scary-bastard platform, and I wouldn't be suprised to see Lembit standing as Mark Anthony...if he actually uses the phrase "honourable men" I'll piss myself laughing.
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 7th, 2006
Surprisingly Simon Hughes came across more as Mark Anthony than the Welsh Polish man. Politicians that are occasionally drunk and incapable seem more worthy of trust than those too anal to trust themselves with a drink at all.

I wonder which the Russians would rather have a Yeltsin or a Putin?
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 8th, 2006
Putin reminds me of the Patrician of Anhk-Morpork...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 8th, 2006
Ted Rall.
Permalink Dana 
January 9th, 2006

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