There are few Washington rituals more tested and familiar than post-Election Day interpretations....Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman fought back valiantly with a conference call to reporters. But for a time, the call was effectively diverted by anti-GOP interlopers who got on a call intended for invited reporters only.
The access information for the call was posted -- unbeknownst to RNC officials -- on the well-known liberal Web log DailyKos.
So, instead of simply parrying the expected questions from reporters concerning the gubernatorial losses in New Jersey and Virginia, Mehlman also found himself ear-to-ear with one antagonist who asked sarcastically: "Given the results of the election, do you think Satan has taken over the country?"
"Next question," scolded Mehlman.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Satan has taken over