Tuesday, March 01, 2005

How One Woman Came To Vote Republican

"The Making of a 9/11 Republican"

Cinnamon Stillwell relates how 9/11 turned her from a liberal to a conservative, or at least a Republican. Back in the old days, she says

"I wrote off all Republicans as ignorant, intolerant yahoos. It
didn't matter that I knew none personally; it was simply de rigueur to look down
on such people. The fact that I was being a bigot never occurred to me, because
I was certain that I inhabited the moral high ground."

I'm embarassed to say I have some familiarity with that scenario.

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