YOU, TOO, MAY BE THE ‘UNKNOWN LIBERAL’…. Liberty Counsel, a religious right group that’s part of the late Jerry Falwell’s operation, recently kicked off an exciting new project.

Since the landmark 2008 general election, there can be no doubt that a very large percentage of our Nation’s leaders have a liberal mindset. The undeniable fact is that the 111th Pelosi-Reid Congress and the Obama Administration demonstrate a far left political philosophy. And since the President nominates federal judges and Justices of the United States Supreme Court, the judicial branch of government could take on a decidedly more liberal bent as the Obama Administration wears on.

Liberty Counsel has therefore named this special new prayer-in-action program Adopt a Liberal. And that’s exactly what we invite you to do — adopt a liberal who is in authority for regular, intense prayer in accord with St. Paul’s admonition to his disciple, Timothy. In fact, we expect that many of our friends and supporters will choose to adopt many liberals as subjects of regular prayer! [emphasis in the original]

Liberty Counsel offers a handy, dandy list of 14 liberals in need of “adoption,” including the President, the Secretary of State, the Speaker of the House, assorted members of the cabinet, a couple of Republicans (Olympia Snowe and Arnold Schwarzenegger), the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, and some media figures (Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, and Alan Colmes).

But like Gary Farber, I was most intrigued by the unnamed person at the end of the list.

The “Unknown Liberal”

There will likely be additional liberals the Lord may bring to mind who desperately need your prayers. Feel free to select your own unique liberal and adopt them for prayer, perhaps even nominating one or more liberals for listing on our website by emailing us….

I suspect the nominations for “Unknown Liberal” will be fierce. There’s just so darn many of us.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.