Man, when I thought the Townhouse list was just a few friends of Kos, I wasn’t really hurt that I wasn’t on it, but now that I know it was 300 people? I feel like the girl at the party who has breath so bad nobody can stand to speak to her, but nobody has the balls to mention it, either. So she’s just standing in the corner, wondering why her polite hello’s repel people from 50 feet away.
Last June, Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, former soldier, one-time Reagan Republican, and proprietor of the wildly successful liberal blog Daily Kos, sent an email to an invitation-only listserv known as Townhouse. Consisting of some 300 liberal bloggers, journalists, activists, and consultants, the list was an outgrowth of weekly strategy sessions held at a D.C. bar—a forum for brainstorming on issues and tactics, and a means of creating a “unified message,” as Moulitsas later put it.
If one of you assholes would have just told me, I would have bought some Mentos or something. God, I thought you were my friends.
ps. I’m kidding. Mostly. Just promise you’ll tell me if I really do have scorching halitosis or something, okay? Basic hygiene is important.