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Monday, April 11, 2005

Are you a South Park Republican?

Much has been made in the last couple of years about so-called South Park Republicans:

South Park Republican is a term that was circulated in a few articles and weblogs on the Internet circa 2001 and 2002, to describe what was claimed by the authors as a "new wave" of young adults and teenagers who hold conservative and libertarian political beliefs. The phrase was coined in 2001 by commentator Andrew Sullivan in response to the two principal creators of the television show South Park declaring themselves to be Republicans. The term is meant to be more of a casual indication of beliefs than a strong partisan label. For example Trey Parker is actually a registered member of the United States Libertarian Party, while Andrew Sullivan has often been very critical of the Republican Party (mostly on social libertarian reasons and for lack of fiscal responsibility) and endorsed John Kerry in the 2004 United States Presidential election. As the show’s co-creator, Matt Stone, sums it up: “I hate conservatives, but I really $%^$@#! hate liberals.”

Now you too can be a South Park Republican! Just click here and create your own South Park character:

Your humble correspondent.

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