The December magazine lists “Conservatives We Love,” and two of the five are U.S. Sen Tom Cole, Oklahoma deputy majority whip, and T.W. Shannon, Oklahoma Speaker of the House.
Of Cole, the mag gushes, “Because he respects people regardless of their political ideologies.” Of Shannon, the magazine says, “Because he believes in investing in infrastructure.”
What spawned the kudos? (You didn’t ask? We’ll tell you anyway.) A reader wrote in and said a story in the October issue lacked conservatives in a piece called “Life of Man.” So there you go. Esquire found two. Er, five. The others were columnist David Frum, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Arizona Senator John McCain.