The Values Myth

The ultra conservative right wing kicked off the Values Voter Summit today in DC promising to “take the country back” from – well, anyone who’s not an ultra right wing conservative. If the world didn’t seem filled with so many hot headed gun toting neocons today, I might look at this as a great comedic opportunity. Already, ultra right celebrities like Carrie Prejean are taking the stage to show off the blinged out crosses they bear for the One True Cause. But, after reading (and admittedly laughing here and there) the breakout session schedule, the VVS is simply deluded. The session descriptions read crazier than the character list from Crispin Hellion Glover’s movie What Is It? and have me asking a similar question – what exactly is a values voter?