Monday, February 11, 2008

Further proof I am a mutant in my family

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- For years, political scientists assumed our political leanings came from the way we were raised and the company we keep. You're a screaming liberal? Must be because you were raised in a household full of screaming liberals. You're an arch conservative? Must be because of that college you went to.
But slowly, some political scientists are beginning to change their minds on what shapes our political views. They're starting to wonder whether some of our political identity is rooted in our DNA.
This doesn't explain ME, of course. The child of conservative weirdos who has rejected both Catholicism and right-winger idiocy.