Dear Miss Snark,
I know a writer and agent aren't going to hang out together around the gin pail but still, I'd like to know that my agent shares my general sensibilities about the political situation in this country. I fired my insurance agent after he came to my house with a Bushbot sticker on his bumper and absolutely cringe at the thought of collaborating with a literary agent who, unbeknownst to me, condones illegal invasion and occupation, torture, assault on the poor, cronyism, and the laundry list of other horrific acts committed by this administration.
I was able to delete some candidates from my agent search because their web sites touted Reaganomics and past professional association with Grover Norquist, but aside from these instances, how is a writer to know?
Not only don't I want a relationship with someone who thinks everything's hunky dory right now, I don't want my agent's 15 percent funding the radical extremists currently running roughshod over everything I value.
Rabbitania Is Starting to Look Good
You'll just have to ask.
I don't think you'll have much trouble if your agent search is confined to the 212. The last election netted 16% of the popular vote here for the president and much of that was outer boroughs 718.
You've decided this of course not based on the correalation between effective representation and politics, cause there isn't one. And you might be surprised by the political atmosphere on Rabbitania. I hear it's gone to the dogs.