A reader writes:

Did you notice how many people on the list were seemingly chosen not for their writing or their politics, but rather their identity?  Oprah is a liberal because she is black, Hitch is a liberal because he is atheist, and you are a liberal because you are gay.  These are not just things that are mentioned in the list -- they are the primary reasons given which, coupled with any support at all for Obama in the past election, set your name in stone as a liberal one.  I suspect that a few of the choices for that list say much more about the Forbes writers' politics than it does about yours.

What it mainly tells you is that conservatism is degenerate. But we knew that already.

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