Helen Thomas may be that last actual liberal among the SCLM. Here’s a taste of an interview with Ms. Thomas from this month’s Progressive:
Q: Has President Bush given you a nickname?
Thomas: I’m sure it’s profane, but I don’t know what it is. I don’t blame him for not liking me; I ask very tough questions. He doesn’t have to like me. I would prefer that he respect me. We don’t have to be liked. We didn’t go into this business to be liked or loved. If we did, we’re making a big mistake. It’s not the point. You cannot have a democracy without an informed people.