Mike Allen, Cheney's Chief Spokesman

There he goes again, the mouthpiece for Rove and Cheney, believing his "access" as a stenographer makes him a journalist. It doesn't. It makes him a stenographer.

Allen gussies up his source's bile with a few fig leaf sentences and a gesture from a Democratic rebuttal. But he also offers the entire Cheney statement - a classic Dolchstoss attack on the president as a traitor - in full.

I hope Allen gets his page-views. But shouldn't the Cheneys be paying him rather than Politico?