Monday, June 25, 2007

Tammy and "Snuffy" Bruce

A few years ago, I spoke here of my affection for author and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce. A “lifelong Democrat” and former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women, she campaigned in the early 1990s for Bill Clinton, Diane Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer. But as Tammy herself writes, she's now “an openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush authentic feminist.” I was a Tammy Bruce radio listener when she started moving rightward and away from contemporary liberalism during the late 1990s. She calls herself a “classical liberal” and says she believes in individualism, free markets, and "minimal government," so hooray for that. But 9/11 turned her hawkish; she supports the so-called War on Terror, closed borders, and other neoconservative agenda items.

Ah well... Tammy’s still a blast to listen to, and she’s oh so politically incorrect that I’ve just gotta love her. (And she’s cute, too.) The accompanying photo of Tammy with trusty “Snuffy Bruce” just made its debut on her official website. She writes: “A Chick with a Gun and a Microphone. Yes, the two things that make the establishment the most upset. Well, three things if you include the chick. ... There has been some controversy over the fact that I have my finger on Snuffy’s trigger. Yes, I know that is politically incorrect firearm etiquette, but this is a photo and I wanted it this way for the dramatic impact. It’s that simple. It’s a portrait, not an instructional photograph.”

Love it! I’m just hoping that soon, Tammy will fully understand what it really means to be a classical liberal and turn her back on the powers of darkness.

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At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I question someone who identifies herself as a "classical liberal" and yet trumpets voting for Bush (either Bush!).

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Alas, there are many self-proclaimed libertarians out there nowadays who likewise trumpet Bush and his policies.


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