From Yahoo (no exclamation point, thanks) News, a news story headlined "Conservatives Are More Easily Disgusted."
People who squirm at the sight of bugs or are grossed out by blood and guts are more likely to be politically conservative, new studies find.
When I read "blood and guts," I think of butchering your own wild game, and I will let you readers think about which political party (rightly or wrongly) is associated with hunters.
Maybe this article is a case of shallow science journalism (or shallow news release-rewriting) meeting obsolete political categories and producing ugly offspring.
What is a "conservative," after all? We see Republicans desperately trying to decide that question after the Bush years (fiscal conservative? cultural conservative? which culture?).
Why do many so-called conservatives, of the Rush Limbaugh variety, seem so hostile to conservation, of the natural-resources variety?
Everyone wants to score sound-bite points, but few people think about first principles.