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Cowboy Libertarian talks ‘nut cuttin’ time’ in new book

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 4:43 pm in 2012 presidential election, political humor.

 

'It's Nut Cuttin' Time America!' by Patrick Dorinson, Cowboy Libertarian and former California GOP communications director

Cowboy Libertarian and ex-California Republican Party communications director Patrick Dorinson has a new book out just in time for the 2012 general election called “It’s Nut Cuttin’ Time America!”

For the uninitiated, “nut cutting” refers to that pivotal moment in a male calf’s life when a bull becomes a steer. Or castration, if you prefer the more clinical term.

I haven’t read the book yet but I’ve known Dorinson for years. And the book is almost certainly humorous in a Will Rogers fashion, that wry western common sense tone one finds in places where cowboys and cowgirls must rely on their wits if they hope to bring home the cattle in one piece.

Yeah, Dorinson dresses up real nice. I’ve seen him on numerous occasions dressed up in a spiffy suit and tie, schmoozing politicos and the press corps with his cowboy charm.

But since Dorinson left the California GOP — and the GOP entirely, to become an independent a few years ago — he has been tapping into his lengthy cowboy roots. He bought a ranch in Nevada City, writes columns, blogs and hosts a weekly radio talkshow on Saturdays near his home at Newstalk 1530 KFBK.

Liberal Bay Areaites may not agree with Dorinson’s libertarian politics but you cannot help but laugh at his turn of phrase as he describes his journey from devout Republican to avowed independent.

“I have chased more false prophets than the ancient Hebrews in the Old Testament!” he wrote in the book description materials.

Hmmm. Could Dorinson be talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger?

 

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  • Bruce R. Peterson Lafayette

    The Libertarian’s candidate for President, Gary Johnson, did a meet & greet in Berkeley Tuesday. It had my favorite price to attend. Free! He is the nicest politician I’ve ever met. He has the same qualifications as Romney, another former Governor. Gary’s missing the big bucks for publicity.
    Thanks for the advertisement for a Libertarian book. The more I find out about Libertarians, the more I like them. Other than opposing taxes, they have little resemblance to the Tea Party. Libertarians are incredibly liberal, when it comes to social issues.