I, like, totally called this meme. Just look:
I'm very surprised he [Julian Sanchez -ed.] doesn't like the brilliant Deadwood though. He must really not take his work home with him, because for someone of his left/libertarian politics I would think the show would be a wet dream. The perfect anarcho-capitalist situation is set up. Outside corporate and government interests come in to try to ruin it. Organic, local institutions like small business (whatever those businesses might be) rise up to fight those outside influences. I'm surprised libertarians haven't embraced this show more.
-Me, April 14, 2005.
If conservatives get to claim South Park, I hope their ideological counterparts will consider for self-branding purposes the astonishing HBO series Deadwood, which I finally saw for the first time last night. Sure, it's a little rough around the edges, but that's the point! Out with the mealy-mouthed PC murmuring, in with the ribald & flowery language of the American frontier. Gun ownership is a given, spontaneous order is a daily, peach-gobbling experiment; and the federal government is a meddlesome, land-stealing enemy.
-Matt Welch, April 18, 2005.
Welch's entire post is well worth reading though, as it includes links to some promising data that shows that the Democrats may be re-inventing themselves as the party of "don't tread on me"-ism out west.
I saw the South Park Conservatives book in the store yesterday. It's notable primarily for how physically thin it is. The hardcover is about as thick as the pages inside are. Yet, it's still technically a hardcover book so it costs something like twenty-five dollars. It boasts extensive blurbs from Jonah Goldberg and from various conservative bloggers who from the jacket copy I see are profiled glowingly within the thin volume itself.