Walter Cronkite on Being a Liberal

"A liberal to me is one who—and it suits some of the dictionary definitions—is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am. I have never voted a party line. I vote on the individual and the issues."
--Walter Cronkite

Facts don't seem to be all that important to the Bush administration when it comes to waging war, cutting taxes, rewriting environmental law, curtailing civil liberties and reproductive rights. Let's hope that the facts matter to voters come November.