Digby, on the stinging editorial in the Wichita Eagle about Pat Roberts and the investigation into the illegal NSA wiretaps:
It's also a sign that Rovism may have run its course. His MO, after all, is to entirely dominate the party from the top down, something that only works if the "top" can wield the whip. The Cheney episode was a window into the inner workings of the white house in this respect and it's quite clear that Rove does not have the clout he once did. He couldn't control Cheney. It's going to be harder and harder for him to control this nervous congress. All lame ducks have a hard time retaining control -- a lame duck at 39% is an albatross around his party's neck.Thanks to everyone who has left word in the comments of the previous post or emailed me, there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for taking advantage of the wounds of BushCo. right now. If you live in (or are simply familiar) with the regional media markets in Kansas, Pennsylvania, Maine, Nebraska, South Carolina or Ohio and would like to get involved and haven't already left a comment or sent and email to that effect, please do so. I'll be contacting everyone soon.
Of course, Rove is probably a little bit distracted by certain personal matters too. And that's one very good reason to keep the pressure on. Even if we can't advance our own agenda, we can certainly help make it difficult for them to advance theirs. That's just as important to successful politics as anything else.
Mike Stark will be doing a guest post tomorrow on how to effectively call in to local radio talk shows.
There's also a great media guide over at Congress.org that lists regional outlets by zip code. I figure it's as good a starting point as any for furthering this conversation.
Update: John Amato of Crooks & Liars will be on Majority Report with Sam Sedar at 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT, talking about Lady McCheney (Mary Matalin) and others.