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I admit that I had a bad habit of using articles from Politico for my diaries over the past few years. However, their glaring lack of accuracy in reporting the White House's intentions regarding health care made it pretty clear that they must feel they have a dog in the fight. But when it comes to rumors circulating about right wing South Carolina Lt. Governor's sexuality, they are making their feelings loud and clear. As you are aware, blogger Mike Rogers of blogactive confirmed what we already knew about Bauer.

Politico followed up with their own article with Bauer's denial and his allies' accusations that Sanford supporters were behind it. When Rogers called "reporter" Andy Barr and got a not very collegial response.

Politico reporter hangs up on me

I called Politico "reporter" Andy Barr (right) to ask why he would write an article about my work and then not call me to give me a chance to respond to the accusation that I orchestrated a "smear job." against Bauer.

Barr's response, "If you don't know what I am talking about then we are done" and he then hung up the phone on me.

I don't know what Barr's hidden agenda is, but he surely has one.

The agenda is simple as Jonathon Martin's crush on Sarah Palin. It's a group of Republican leaning hacks who put enough work into their article to be worthy of quoting. They use suspect White House "sources" and sloopy writing. As for Barr, I have no idea why he was so tightly wound up, but something is afoot that may be bigger than Sanford and Bauer and I suspect it reaches into the US Senate (you-know-who). Speculation? Yeah, but nothing less than that which is used by Politico.

Originally posted to RandySF on Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 03:38 PM PDT.

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