Not if you’re Karl Rove, at least. Jim Geraghty writes:
Ha ha ha, Karl Rove! You may have beaten the best effort the Democrats and the left could throw at you, and shown that New York Times columnists haven’t the slightest clue of what the American people want in a president, but you’ll never get into Maureen Dowd’s Kool Kids Klub! So there!
Geraghty makes a great point about Dowd, Krugman, and heck, the entire mainstream media’s meltdown in the wake of last Tuesday:
Some people get irritated when they see depressed and angry left-of-center columnists like Paul Krugman or Maureen Dowd stamping their feet and throwing around insults in print. I don’t. Folks on the right should enjoy this; it’s a sign that they are spent. They have nothing left, no true silver linings, no reasons for optimism, no compelling arguments.
And they still don’t understand that their overwhelming Bush-is-the-locus-of-evil reporting this past year cancelled itself out and tuned much of its potential audience out as a result, until RathGate was the final nail in the media’s plush-lined coffin.