Polling the Pros

Reason Online has posted the results of its 2008 election poll.

As Campaign 2008 entered its home stretch, we asked a variety of policy wonks, journalists, thinkers, and other public figures in the reason universe to reveal for whom they are voting this fall, for whom they pulled the lever the last two times around, what they’ll miss most about the Bush administration, and which president they’d most like to have waterboarded.

I guess the waterboarding question is what passes for rational discourse in Reason editorial meetings.

Three well-known science fiction writers submitted answers, Gregory Benford, David Brin and John Scalzi. Only Benford picked a waterboarding victim, while Brin and Scalzi responded negatively to the question itself.

I rather enjoyed Scalzi’s playful but sincere answers here. He’s much more strident on his home turf, Whatever, which I always come away from feeling like I’m supposed to hang my head and do the line from Henry V, “Shame, and eternal shame, nothing but shame.” But I haven’t so far.

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