Nice photos Talus -- I am not a fake. I saw AOR's comment through Google alerts and decided to respond. My blog is www.TheWashingtonNote.com
and encourage folks to take a browse and look at others in the blogosphere. AOR, who I am sure meant no real harm, cited my blog as the most left leaning in the business. It just isn't true. I'm a national security realist, not a pacifist -- used to work for Senator Bingaman in the Senate and was the first Executive Director of the Nixon Center in DC. I do have progressive views in some arenas -- but when my generally centrist credentials are challenged this way, I'll respond. So reasonable folks who want to be informed can check out the blog themselves.
Happy holidays to all of you. best, steve clemons