I replied that it seemed to me that one of the interesting things about the performance we'd just seen was that the Nader-voting host is not, in the end, a hero. He's ineffectual, and can't save public radio or even himself. The satire seemed as much a critique of the left as of the right, I said.
She nodded vigorously but misunderstood what I was saying. "I have a lot of friends -- real liberals," she assured me, "and they voted for Gore, secretly."