Fascinating ! Just A Girl In Shorts . has now bcmoee one of my must-reads. I love her style, though I imagine if push came to shove that she would whoop my a**, both physically and intellectually. A girl after my own heart, and not to be messed with unless you have the goods to back yourself up.I remember that my significant other Chainsaw and I went to some kind of Republican strategy meeting a year or two back. They did the usual breakout into focus groups, brainstorming, etc. Chainsaw and I were in different groups, but we had the same reaction as we (somewhat quickly) escaped: Get me outttta here ! . Although I can hardly afford to be an ageist, I had the impression that the Republican party consisted primarily of vodka-preserved, eye-brow-enhanced, archaic, throaty, dottering Stepford wives on a mission to save the world. Only problem is, it was their world they were trying to save, not anyone else's. The men were smooth, slick, tie-strangled, and reeked of expensive aftershave. We couldn't leave fast enough.I find it interesting that you, a history professor steeped in academia, probably have more in common with Chainsaw, a self-described Florida-cracker, welder, biker, and self-taught geek, than you would with anyone at that Republican strategy meeting. You say: What should scare them is that we'll all get together, build a real Libertarian political party, start engaging in politics from the ground up, and find ourselves some real candidates instead of our current set of entertaining place-holders. Scare them, indeed.