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Vote Tucker!

9:24 AM, May 23, 2008 • By DEAN BARNETT
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Bob Barr chats with Borat

Bob Barr may not have such an easy waltz to the highly coveted Libertarian Party presidential nomination after all. Rumors are sweeping the Libertarian Party convention, which in fact is being held this weekend in Denver and not in the Sheboygan Days Inn's secondary function hall as rumored, that Tucker Carlson may seek the party's nomination.

Best known for his work on cable TV, Carlson did his best work for this very magazine where his snappy and often hilarious prose enlivened the festivities each week for several years. While Carlson and I missed overlapping at the Weekly Standard by a mere six years or so, I feel like I know him through his writing and his years of jousting with nitwits on cable TV. I am certain that Carlson would be a better and certainly funnier ambassador for the Libertarian Party than the far less likable Bob Barr. Besides, it's not like he's going to win or anything.

If the Libertarian Party is serious about growing its movement and spreading its philosophy, its choice is obvious. Vote Tucker!