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The meme grows....

David Weigel at the emWashington Independent /ema href=”http://washingtonindependent.com/32772/battling-obama-by-going-galt”interviewed me for an article /aon “going John Galt”:br /br /blockquote”Do you ever wonder,” wrote Dr. Helen Smith, “after dealing with all that is going on with the economy and the upcoming election, if it’s getting to be time to ‘go John Galt?’”br /br /It is October 12, 2008 and inspired by Barack Obama’s curbside debate with Joe the Plumber — and the likelihood of his election to the presidency — Smith, a forensic psychologist in Knoxville, Tenn., was tossing the readers of her blog a serious question. It had been years since she had read “Atlas Shrugged.” “I had to refresh my memory with the Cliffs Notes,” she said on Thursday in an interview. But the themes of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, and the themes of the climactic 40-page speech by self-imposed social outcast “John Galt”, had stuck with her.br /br /The themes had stuck with her readers, too…./blockquotebr /br /You can a href=”http://washingtonindependent.com/32772/battling-obama-by-going-galt”read the whole thing here./a