Dave Weigel at Slate follows these guys around so we don’t have to:
PRWatch took notes on this week’s Heritage Blogger’s Briefing, a storied weekly tradition that only just partered up with Breitbart.com. Rep. Jeff Landry of Louisiana was the guest, playing the air-punching freshman role that Rep. Joe Walsh and Allen West have demo’d in the past. But the star, as far as the left was concerned, was Caitlyn Korb — holder of a once-boring, now-exciting job of flacking for ALEC…
Korb was up. The left, she said, had “been doing everything in their power to shut us down.” It had made “ridiculous accusations, such as we killed Trayvon Martin.” ALEC’s allies needed to “call out these people that are attacking us.” Starting this week, at some point, a website called IStandWithALEC would go up to collect solidarinosc statements.
She was pushing on an open door. Today, the National Taxpayers Union’s Andrew Moylan published a long piece on the unfairness of ALEC attacks. “Liberal activist groups hate the limited government principles of ALEC and other organizations like it and they are intent on stamping them out of existence,” he said. (Moylan didn’t attend the Briefing himself.) The rally around ALEC has taken longer than the rally around the Kochs — who, remember, were the original targets of anti-ALEC campaigns — but the D.C. conservative culture is generally a little friendlier to ALEC, a little more surprised at the anti- campaign…
Yeah, because the ALEC lobbyists wear nice suits and won’t embarrass their tablemates when it’s time to choose the right $400 bottle of wine. But when the lights come on and the cockroaches scuttle for cover, they won’t be too proud to hide under the Breitbrat appliance. Worth reading the PRWatch link — ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Breitbart Bloggers.
Apart from rightwing serial criminals whining about being “victimised”, what’s on the agenda tonight?