Too early for VH1’s “Whatever Happend to…?”
Paul Mirengoff (the third string Powertool):
Bowers also misses the point when he claims that “there has not been a major successful campaign by right-wing blogosphere for over a year now.” Conservatives writing on the internet were instrumental in causing the Bush administration to withdraw the nomination of Harriet Miers and replace her with a strong judicial conservative. The fact that these conservative writers were people like David Frum and Ramesh Ponnuru more so than traditional bloggers like the Power Line crew is immaterial (except to the extent that one is infatuated, as Bowers and Aravosis are, with the concept of blogging and one’s status as a blogger).(my emphasis)
Pajamaline Paul meets Dick Durbin:
DURBIN: No, you’ve got it wrong. You’ve got it wrong. I don’t know – who do you work for, incidentally?
Q: Powerline and Pajamas Media.
DURBIN: Jamas Media?
Q: Pajamas Media.
DURBIN: Pajama Media?
Q: And Powerline.
DURBIN: Okay, I’m sorry I wasn’t familiar with your publication. But I will just tell you this: the argument is the Constitution spells out the powers of the president, as well as the powers of the legislative branch and the judicial branch. And statutes will be followed if, in fact, they put exclusive authority. That’s was FISA does. It creates the word “”exclusive means” – exclusive authority. And they are reading more into it now than the statute obviously allows.
Q: But did you hear Gonzales say-
DURBIN: I’ll check out Pajamaline, but I’m not familiar with your publication.
Q: Yeah. Dan Rather knows something about it. (laughter)
You know the rest…