Matt Osborne has a piece called Is the World’s Longest-Running Performance Art Piece Finally Ending? (H/T, @AaronWorthing) which looks like the beginning of the damage control spin by which mainline Progressives will try to disassociate themselves with Neal Rauhauser.
Neal Rauhauser … is really into performance art — ultimate, endurance performance art. He has spent much of the last two years perpetrating a merry prank that right wing bloggers have taken all too seriously. Indeed, Rauhauser’s epic comedy routine has consistently driven them to distraction ever since he earned their attention and enmity during the “Twittergate” nontroversy of 2010.
Most progressives have tired of the show, too. The only people who never get tired of Neal Rauhauser’s act are right wing bloggers. If the curtain is finally dropping on this marathon performance, I expect they will rush the stage, riot in the aisles, and burn down the theatre — but they will be all alone in there, because everybody else has already left the building.
I think I just heard a bus engine starting. Will Mr. Rauhauser be on it or under it?