Here’s what happens, bloggers

I’ve enjoyed a comfortable obscurity with this weblog for over two years…and I will sink back into that obscurity in about a day. But every blogger should have the experience once of being praised and skewered like I’m getting from all sides right now.

For example, “Amanda” writes me:

Hammock Man, you are nothing but a mouthpiece for the Bush regime, this visit was a pre-arranged setup and so????what’s the big deal?? What’d you expect? He has millions of dollars and a world of advice how to conduct himself, especially around gullible in-the-tank- to the murderous Bush regime rubes like yourself.

At least the “official” (yet anonymous) Bush re-election weblog says my blogging was “vivid and enjoyable.”

“DHindle” writes to question my acceptance of the President’s “dominance” play over me by the nickname thing:

I’m sure you are getting way too much email even to read it all.

In case you see this…

I don’t get it.

I don’t understand why you would embrace and applaud G W Bush giving you
an unsolicited nickname.

If he did that to me, I would get up and walk out. I wouldn’t let any
man — president or not — impose a nickname on me. Is this some kind
of boy lockerroom thing? Is it some Southern thing?

As far as I can see it is just Bush using words to assert his dominance
over you. Why do you accept/enjoy that?

Gee, Dwindle, I mean Dhindle, I’m glad you pointed that out. I hadn’t thought about it that way. You know, I am a southerner and maybe that’s why I felt it was okay for the Leader of the Free World to assert his dominance over me.

Speaking of getting skewered, I’ve obviously touched a sore spot with some folks who have suggested I’m an operative of Karl Rove because my company has as a client NFIB and NFIB is, well, you can read it for yourself.

I challenge anyone to go back through two years of my daily blogging to find a pattern of posts that would suggest to anyone that I would be a good Rovian operative. It is no secret what I do and who my clients are and I said in my first post exactly why I was invited.

If this keeps up, however, I’ll gladly volunteer my operative services.