I’ve been cultivating two facebook identities: the physical me and the cyber me (that’s the one about which I give a little bit of info in the side bar). The facebook identity for the physical me explains a lot about why I was an unthinking liberal for so long. My friends there are people I’ve known from my school days, with a few thrown in from the beginning of my career as a lawyer. Without exception, they are liberal, liberal, liberal. They support PBS, Obama, the ACLU, Amnesty International and The New York Times. They are hostile to Bush, Cheney and Republicans.
On the cyber side (that would be the Bookworm/Sunny Berman identity) everyone, without exception, is libertarian or conservative. These friends reflect the conservative world I live in on the internet — and, with my volunteer work for Marin for McCain, the world that may eventually become my physical world too.
It is a very strange feeling.