Being called a name by James Wolcott

Mike Gallagher

10/31/2006 6:43:22 AM - Mike Gallagher

Ever read Vanity Fair?  It's quite the adventure.  Mixed in-between glossy photo spreads and gossip about the latest Hollywood scandals is a constant, unwavering, Chinese water torture-type of rallying cry about how evil the Bush Adminstration is, how awful the war is, blah, blah, blah.  I suppose the rantings and ravings of editor-in-chief Graydon Carter and cry-baby-in-chief James Wolcott are simply playing to the magazine's core audience, a bunch of spoiled, pampered, pitifully out-of-touch Hollywood liberal elitists.  I mean, check out Graydon Carter's pompous picture that accompanies every one of his anti-Bush columns (which appear every single month the magazine is published).  If that photo doesn't scream out "total jerk", nothing does.

So this morning, a friend of mine sends me a link to Wolcott's blog. In it, he calls fellow radio host Michael Medved and me "useless loads."   The reason for his ire, of course, is the recent meeting we had with President Bush in the Oval Office which was written about in the New York Times.  I just knew that when the meeting was chronicled in the Times, liberal jackals like Wolcott would go bonkers.  After all, when they're doing everything they can to destroy the Bush Administration on a daily basis, how fair is it that they be kept outside the White House windows, trying to peer in to get a glimpse, while such "useless loads" as Hannity, Boortz, Ingraham, Medved and Gallagher, represesenting our 30 million weekly listeners, would get a seat at the table?  How painful it must be for whiny little malcontents like James Wolcott to be left in their stuffy, upper East Side apartments to crank out their bitter columns while some of us actually get a seat at the table of the newsmaker-in-chief.

Meantime, practically on-cue, Democrats are self-destructing in the final days before the election.  If it's not Harold Ford accusing Republicans of not loving the Lord, it's John Kerry proclaiming that only ignorant, college-deprived dunces put their lives on the line in the U.S. military.  Who would have ever thought that Bill Clinton's admitted "loathing" of the military would look tame compared to John "Purple Heart" Kerry?

Some cynical liberal Democrats have predicted that the Dems will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  I'm starting to think they're right.

It's a great day.  Believe me, being called a "useless load" by someone like James Wolcott is truly a badge of honor.  I must be doing something right...