Robert A. George

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For the former South Australian governor, Sir Robert Allingham George, see Robert George (RAF officer).

Robert A George is an editorial writer for the New York Post and a conservative/libertarian blogger and pundit. He was born in Trinidad and lived in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. A graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, George worked for the Republican National Committee and, following the 1994 midterm elections, Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.

In addition to his position with the New York Post, George also has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox and regularly appears on other political affairs programs. George has written for the conservative National Review, the libertarian Reason and the Huffington Post. He also sponsors his own group political/cultural blog, Ragged Thots.[1] In addition, George occasionally moonlights as a stand-up comic and improviser.[2]


George was one of the first conservatives to call for the resignation of Trent Lott as Senate Majority Leader following comments made by Lott at the birthday party of retiring Senator Strom Thurmond.[3]

George has not written for National Review since publishing an article in The New Republic that he could not vote for the re-election of George W Bush.[4] He instead voted for Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik and said he voted in 2000 for Harry Browne.[5]

George shares a name with a well known Princeton University professor and ethicist. Because they often wrote for the same publications, it became standard to refer to George as Robert A. George and to the Princeton professor as Robert P. George.

In the 2008 Presidential election, George voted for Barack Obama, further protesting the developments in the Republican Party under George W. Bush.[citation needed]


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