Everybody in Libertarian circles has been taking notice of the announcement in the Libertarian National Committee agenda for the upcoming San Diego meeting that the LNC intends to take 30 minutes for the discipline of Angela Keaton.
For those who don't remember (or never gave a rat's butt), Angela got in hot water for supposedly live-blogging about hush-hush discussions in an LNC Executive Session, and (oh yes!) for giving web-based expression to a few passing, whimsical--perhaps even satirical--sexual fantasies about the hired help.
This brings to mind two responses too rational for the libido-challenged, freedom-loving Bob Barr supporters of the LNC:
1) Nobody--not the Republicans, the Democrats, the Greens, the Socialists, or even Robert Milnes--really gives a damn about your secrets.
2) It's a lot more harmless fun reading Angela's musings about cougar conquests than it is thinking about what licensed parliamentarian M Carling and the Libertarian National Congressional Committee has done with its money instead of support candidates, or learning the incestuous dealings between the Barr campaign and various LP insiders.
So they hauled Angela into a star chamber (not a Starchild Chamber, which at least would have been interesting) and demanded that she apologize or be kicked off the LNC.
Oh, and I think they are also pissed that sometime later she chose to cover her shapely self in a Boston Tea Party Tea-shirt.
There's a lot of room for Dr Freud here, therefore, when the LNC meets again to discipline Angela Keaton. I'm thinking she should wear something in PVC or latex, and bring them the tawse they really want to use, but lack the reproductive hormones to admit it.
[Interesting aside: my spellchecker does not recognize "tawse," which means, I think, that the geeks at Microsoft have never read either The Story of O or A Man with a Maid, much less the soon-to-be-classic Disciplined Cougars of Liberty. I guess calling them wankers is not justified.]
Of course, they only get to discipline Angela ("No, over my knees, first!") if Wayne Allyn Root stops talking.
This is all rendered pretty moot in an Emperor Has No Clothes sort of manner by the November 18 letter [h/t LastFreeVoice] from LNC counsel Bill Hall, who is jacking up his price for representing this group of adrenally challenged clowns by nearly 25% at least partly because of
the rampant political nastiness on the LNC and in the LP, which makes my role as general counsel much less enjoyable than in the past.
Maybe if they let Bill do some of the disciplining personally, his work would be more enjoyable.
There's nothing like personally laying a stripe across that round, firm....
Ouch. Stop that. Libertarian erotica is so ... Boston Tea Party.