So when I read this article in the NYTimes today, I almost thought it was a joke. Wasn't this the grand finale of ANCHORMAN (the Will Ferril movie)?
Speculation about Mei Xiang's pregnancy has drawn huge crowds to the zoo and to the Giant Panda Web site that Dr. Lumpkin maintains.
"Many people ask why are pandas so popular," said Dr. Lumpkin, explaining that the Web page received almost 100,000 hits in the two weeks after the announcement that Mei was in estrus in March.
"I don't think there's any single good answer. Pandas are rare, they're cute, they're from an exotic place. It's almost inexplicable in many ways."
This really has nothing to do with libertarianism...I just thought it was funny.