So last night I infiltrated a Juicebox fiesta celebrating the new job of Dave Weigel, who was one of the first Journolistas outed. Now he had some awesomely, unfriendly things to say about conservatives let there be no doubt, such as:
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh famously said he hoped President Obama would “fail” in January, 2009. Almost a year later, when Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Washington Post reporter David Weigel had a wish of his own. “I hope he fails,” Weigel cracked to fellow liberal reporters on the “Journolist” email list-serv.
“Too soon?” he wondered.
Cold-blooded? Oh Hell yeah, but I gotta admit that a search of my own email archives would yield any number of wicked rips that might shock those of you accustomed to my sweetness and light, milk of human kindness personality. Bottom line is Weigel was just about like his supporters said, not a left wing ideologue more of a wicked smart ass. I liked him and had a good time. My favorite tweet bit was this from my favorite Juiceboxer and the most over-rated writer on the left Matthew WhyGlesias.
The ideological diversity at @daveweigel's party is freaking me out. Where's my echo chamber?
He may have been trying to be cute, but in vino tweets veritas. You're welcome Matthew, I'll be here all election season.
UPDATE: The Juicebox Mafia is a term coined by Eli Lake of the Wash Times to describe the collection of young liberal smarty pantses like Ezra Klein, Matthew WhyGlesias, Spencer Ackerman etc. It is a play on a rap group called the 3/6 Mafia and the juiceboxes of the playground. My previous reporting on the Juicebox Mafia.