Someone give this kid a wedgie
Ok, kid, you’re smart. You’re 13 and you’ve already written a book. And it’s great that you’ve already figured out what smart people much older than you are have been trying to get their heads around for years: that American conservatism doesn’t have to be based on actual life experience — if it sounds nice and does a good enough job glossing over the pesky complications of the real world, then people are going to love it. Seven years of educational grounding (eight if you include Kindergarten) is apparently more than enough to form a coherent and appealing world view. Just listen to those whoops and hollers!
In fact, 13-year-old, you may really be on to something here. Watching you, it’s clear to me that the modern conservative message, as it’s “understood” by Palin-style conservatives today, is perhaps best delivered in exactly the way you packaged it: as a two-minute sound-bite in the mouth of a 13-year-old dork, who probably just stopped wearing Incredible Hulk Underoos last spring.
I love the emphasis on “personal responsibility” by someone who isn’t even old enough to get a job (or vote, or drive, or get into an R-rated movie). Where’s Neslon Muntz when you need him?