Most Interesting People 2010 - Ashley Herzog

Ashley Herzog
Columnist and author | 24

Why she’s interesting … Herzog created a stir throughout the Ohio University campus and the Web with her good-girl facade and columns critical of liberal politics. She penned her first book, Feminism vs. Women, at age 22 and continues to write regularly for conservative stronghold

About the book … Herzog insists her book isn’t anti-feminist. “Feminism as a movement has become very exclusionary. They only promote certain women with a specific set of beliefs. When someone like Sarah Palin comes along, they jump right in with everyone attacking her in a very sexist way. They don’t really tolerate diversity.”

Double take … Herzog is often compared to sharp-tongued, right-winger Ann Coulter but says, “I’m definitely not as extreme as her.”

But when choosing someone to debate … “I’m trying to think of who pisses me off the most — probably Nancy Pelosi.”

Who did she vote for in 2008? … “Neither. I didn’t vote. I really didn’t feel motivated to. I had worked on the Bush campaign in 2004, and I was dedicated to that. I wasn’t happy with John McCain, and I just … wasn’t impressed with either of them.”

The lesser of all evils … Hillary. “I think she would have been a better president than Obama or McCain. I think she’s more pragmatic than either of them.”

Political prediction … “I’m willing to put money on the idea that we will have a woman either running again as vice president or as president in 2012.”

Five years from now … Herzog hopes to write more books and start her own political Web site. “I don’t know if I’ll ever work in an office or have a 9-to-5 job.”

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