Hotline editor John Mercurio has a solid column today about how Tom Delay’s redistricting not only didn’t do much for the Texas GOP, but his anti-immigration policies may have seriously wounded state Republicans with Latinos–threatening the Red dominance of the state (are you listening, Mickey?).
But Mercurio, otherwise an excellent reporter, really trips up in one place, revealing where the MSM still hasn’t figured blogs out. Mercurio writes:
A small sampling of the comments, all posted anonymously on www.tomdelay.com: “What a magnificently, terrifically boring and irrelevant blog. Honestly, who on earth cares what you have to say?” wrote one person. “The fact that you are trying to keep your name alive by starting a stupid blog is actually kind of pathetic and sad. Please just go away,” wrote another. “Tom, you corrupted the conservative cause and brought disgrace to our party. We can never forgive you for that. Please crawl back into your hole.”
“You left Congress disgracefully and you want people to take you seriously?” a fourth wrote. “You should be in prison you assclown, piss off Tom.”
Note to MSM: it always helps to look at the URL.
UPDATE: Okay, maybe the egg’s on my face: the satire site itself might be a cached copy of the original Delay site, after the Delay-nics pulled it down. If so, does that mean that I can get a job with the New York Times? Back to paper-grading….