Well, maybe it’s officially a free-for-all. Feeling their oats and feeding the machine aren’t just little-known elected officials, but famous former ones as well.
As O’Donnell comments, can you imagine, back in 2001, former VP Al Gore thoroughly trashing the new Bush administration two weeks into its tenure? Ripping them not just for what they’d begun to do, but what they just might do? Hard to see.
You just get the feeling that the right-wing echo chamber has become a fortress for these people. As soon as they’re talking to their own media, the outside world ceases to exist.