First, I owe Mr. Sticks an apology. I once stated that he had written the most puffy poo piece of newspaper ever created when he interviewed David Strom. Little did I know how quickly he could be surpassed.
I'm supposed to be outraged by the fact that Kersten took a column, which requires absolutely no facts, and used it to try and counter-argue copious reports that were in the news which were written by reporters who actually use facts to base their stories.
But I'm not. After all, hasn't the GIMEC been telling us for ages that it is the way that columnists work? Haven't they said repeatedly that Nick Coleman can only get away with his unmitigated libel simply because he's a columnist and can write whatever he wants without needed to use pesky "facts"?
Kersten's work is obviously rated on how many letters to the editor the newspaper receives. And she is doing a bang-up job. It's kind of a shame, since I really did enjoy her column on the historical society, but that just doesn't generate letters like her hot-button columns do.
I have a confession to make, and it's probably going to get me thrown off Eva's blogroll. I want Michele Bachmann to get the nomination for the 6th. This is just dress-rehearsal. I can't even begin to imagine what lunacy her campaign will take if she actually had to run this race. Imagine her with reporters around her 24-7 to take note of every tiny move she makes.
So, keep going, Ms. Kersten. Try to make her appear victimized, demonized, underappreciated. Because Michele Bachmann has just gotten started, and I'm looking forward to seeing her under real pressure.
I would also like to note that I am looking forward to your next column, "Tim Pawlenty, Misunderstood Financial Genius." But stay away from David Strom, Mr. Sticks already staked his claim.