Emily Zanotti (American Princess)
Emily (E. M.) Zanotti, the American Princess, is, as she is so oddly described, a 25-year-old overeducated, overopinionated, libertarian conservative, relapsed Catholic, technogeek, “crunchy con” and, apparently, nomadic service industry hipster. She has served as the editor and lead writer of American Princess since its inception in 2004, and alternately as a freelance political journalist, columnist and talk radio personality (go figure). Her work has been featured and/or maligned on National Review Online, the Washington Post, Salon.com, Slate.com, BBC World Online, AOL News, Netscape News, The Huffington Post, Say Anything Blog, Lew Rockwell, Right Wing News (where she also serves as a perpetual guest blogger), Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Wizbang Politics, Ms. JD, TechRepublican, TechPresident, GotDetroit.com, RightMichigan, and Wonkette (among numerous, less hip others). She can, occasionally, be found on television as the “token conservative” on various CNN programs and on Michigan public television.
Emily is a Detroit (yes, that Detroit) native, but currently a Chicago resident, and has all of the necessarily pretension and apathy that that “address” requires (as well as the requisite love for film, art, ethnic food and indie music), only she has to hide it because she consistently votes Republican. In her spare time, she shops for shoes, reads non-fiction (particularly on philosophy, economics, religion and political science), plans cheesy vacations involving large fiberglass objects and obscure museums, and researches Disney history. No joke.