We brought you “Baring Boobs for Votes” the other day. As of today, there’s a new pair out there.
Angela Keaton told me she intends to run for one of the at-large positions on the Libertarian National Committee. There are a couple of reasons why I’ll probably support Keaton’s bid, but they aren’t the obvious ones. indicates that she’s not only patriotic, but she doesn’t swing too far to the left or the right — but those aren’t the reasons, either.
Here are some good reasons why Angela will likely receive my support:
I’ve been in communications with her for some time. Her political reasoning is solid and uncompromising. Because we’ve discussed such things, I know that she knows how to appeal to a wider segment of the population than her website and radio program (which I did listen too while in Austin) indicate. Libertarian Party leadership is dominated by white males. It would help the party (both our message and appeal) to entertain a broader point of view, genders, and races. Angela’s perspective (and vote) on issues facing the LNC would certainly enhance the party. Angela is bright. Contrary to some opinions, people with boobs can also have brains. In correspondence between the two of us pertaining to issues of a sexual nature, she wrote to me, “…I am a serious uptight egghead but I would be a fool not to pull out all the stops to get people to my site.” The LP, especially the LNC, could use more of that sort of common sense approach. Aside from race and gender issues, there are other sub-groups not well represented on the LNC. These include the more activistic, younger and more idealistic party members. From what I know of Angela, she’d be able to represent those groups well on the LNC. She knows how to speak their language and shares many of their frustrations. She also deals well with people of other perspectives. This could lead to less in-fighting and a greater level productivity.
I’ve painted Angela with more of a radical brush she deserves. She is intelligent, well-spoken, and not easily intimidated — but she also has a very practical streak. I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more of that between now and the LP National Convention.