"And at the aforelinked blog, I think we may have an instance of … these alleged people who support and indeed admire the President without having an obvious financial interest at stake," writes the proprietor of Chun the Unavoidable, with reference to our own blog. We stumbled upon the clueless fellow in our Site Meter stats:
One never seems to meet them, however. I've often doubted their existence except as convenient media abstractions. An earnest young person just the other day tried to convince me that there were folks -- many of them -- who listened to Rush Limbaugh as a source of news and analysis rather than camp. Now that's plainly ridiculous, but I am willing to entertain the possibility of a genuine working-class Bush supporter.
While we ourselves are no fans of Limbaugh, we were amused by Chun's assessment of ourselves as "alleged people." We were reminded, of course, of Pauline Kael's reaction to Richard Nixon's landslide presidential victory over George McGovern in 1972: "How can that be?" she supposedly said. "No one I know voted for Nixon."