Erick is being extremely nice and civilized about being called a rude name by Ms. Mansour, who is one of former Governor Sarah Palin’s top aides… and being nice and civilized about it is the smart thing to do, as well as the ethical one*. But I have to say, from the comfort of my own blog: I have long since given up any attempts to work with or even keep in touch with Gov. Palin’s organization, and it’s largely because of her gatekeepers. I don’t expect to have my butt kissed – it’s the “of RedState.com” part of “Moe Lane, of RedState.com” that opens doors, and I understand that perfectly – but I do like having my emails returned… and communicating with the Palin folks is like communicating with a black hole.
And this is being said by somebody who can cold-call a Senator or Governor’s office in the morning and confidently expect a callback before lunch. Which is not a sign of me being awesome; it’s a sign of a well-run communications staff.
*That’s true more often than you’d think. Or that our culture in general thinks, I suspect.