Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Culture: Conservatives - kinder and sexier!

Saw this item by David Frum. Excerpts:
You'll never know who will turn up in Washington to talk politics. On Wednesday, the city was graced by actress Eva Longoria, the sultry star of ABC's Desperate Housewives. Addressing an audience of Latino business leaders, she explained the wide appeal of her show: "Everyone on Wisteria Lane has the money of a Republican, but the sex life of a Democrat."

It's a pretty good joke -- but very poor sociology.
Frum then proceeds to mention various studies that show that the various stereotypes are actually the opposite of what people perceive. He concludes:
If we must have stereotypes, let's at least have accurate ones. Not only are conservatives sexier than liberals -- they are kinder too.
Check out the whole thing.


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