A real Karl Rove plant would have asked neutrally phrased questions that offered openings for pro-GOP points that would otherwise get lost in the news shuffle.) His abilities might in time have earned him a significant spot in the small corps of right-of-center journalists, but he was as yet not celebrity, and his employer, Talon News, has a minuscule audience.
Given this miniscule audience, he asks:
why should the Kossacks decide to ride this obscure figure out of town, and why should the elite media now treat him as a poster boy for Rovian dirty tricks? If they regard his day pass to Administration press briefings as a threat, their paranoia surpasses what even I can believe. Rather, we appear to have an instance of policing a leftist plantation. Just as uppity blacks who espouse non-liberal views are reviled, so, too, are homosexuals expected to toe the ideological line. Strays . . . are punished by all available means, including expos?s of their private lives that would be intolerable if conducted by Instapundit or Little Green Footballs.
Hmm. . . . punished by all available means. . . . maybe that’s a little harsh. Or maybe he’s been reading some of the comments to this blog . . . and some of my e-mail.