From the New York Frickin' Times, of course:
[Bloggers] may think of themselves as rebels, separate from mainstream politics and media. But by the end of the day on which the convention halls were shoulder to shoulder with bloggers, Democratic operatives, candidates and Washington reporters, it seemed that bloggers were well on their way to becoming -- dare we say it? --part of the American political establishment. Indeed, the convention, the first of what organizers said would become an annual event, seems on the way to becoming as much a part of the Democratic political circuit as the Iowa State Fair.
"It's 2006, and I think we have arrived," [Markos announced.]
I'm sorry...(sob)...I'm getting verklempt...I didn't go to the Yearly Kos Convention in Vegas....to hang out with the Kossacks...Alright, catch my breath. Just turn to the editorials...OY! A column by MAUREEN FRICKING DOWD, too?
Technology has enabled the not-meek to inherit the earth, and Democrats and others who refuse to drink the cyber-Kool-Aid...
...will, Mr. Moulitsas said, go into the old "dustbin of history."
So now we've got our own Kool-Aid? Oy-yoy-yoy! Alright, alright, I'll be fine. Give me a moment: "Blogging is becoming both mainstream and media because the outsider always becomes the insider, unless you're Daily Kos, in which case..." I can't go on. Discuss amongst yerselves...