Charles Pierce on The Politico

In Charles Pierce’s piece on John Edwards in the latest issue of Esquire magazine, he has this to say about the Politico (emphasis added):

    On May 15, Mike Huckabee, a greasy Rotarian gasbag from Arkansas, made a funny. Speaking at a debate with the other Republican presidential contenders, Huckabee said of the Congress that it had “spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop.” This nasty little bit solicited gales of laughter from the studio audience and almost unalloyed approval from the traveling political press, and nobody enjoyed it more than the lads at The Politico, a brand-new-political fanzine that combines the biting wit of a high school slam book with the nuanced policy analysis of Tiger Beat.

>UPDATE: One reader writes in: “So Huckabee is a ‘greasy Rotaian gasbag,’ but Charles Pierce is upset there not more ‘nuanced policy analysis’ – what am I missing here?”

>UPDATE: Another reader directs us to this Boston Herald article which calls him a “Boring Broadsheet blowhard.”