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Vanity Fair: No Jokes, Please, We're Liberal

Written by a self-admitted lib, this surprisingly-adroit editorial answers the eternal question: Why aren't liberals funny?

Conservatives talk about being conservative all of the time. Conservatives are obsessed with their own identity—and eccentricities. It's like talking about being Jewish—or like the way Jews once talked about being Jewish. It's not just defining. It's … funny.

Liberals never talk about being liberals—about the oddness that might make them unique and interesting. Mindful of their constant bad press, liberals—self-conscious press hounds one and all—don't like to admit to being liberals (and as for the people who do admit to being liberals,you understand why others wouldn't want to admit to being that).

It's a pretty severe humor limitation when you can't be funny about yourself.

Speaking of reading, I've added Bernie Goldberg's 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America to my Amazon wish list.

UPDATE: Ooh, it's on half.com for $13!
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Liberals never talk about being liberals—about the oddness that might make them unique and interesting.

Really? I've found it to be something of the opposite. *scratches head* Then again, you and Becc are the only outspoken 'conservatives' on my list (well, that I think of as 'conservatives' in the American political sense of the word, although I suppose that in terms of what I consider conservative theology/ethics/morals, chiroho and matt1969 qualify) so I may be a little skewed on the political input.
Well, I think people online are pretty 'different' anyway. And keep in mind that this was written from a US perspective about US conservatives/liberals, which doesn't take into account the, uh, foreign factor ;)