Whose Shoes?

Today we continue our feature, Whose Shoes?
Write us your guesses as to who this person is. We’ll run the answer in the afternoon. Throughout the morning, we’ll provide clues here and on Twitter so watch for them.

Note to readers: We don’t want spoilers. Please, as much as it might seem impossibly enticing, don’t ruin the contest for everyone else by writing the answer in the comment section on the site — instead, write us your guesses at fishbowldc AT mediabistro DOT com. We’ll make sure your guesses get properly noted.

Some clues:
1. He’s a D.C. journalist.
2. He’s well-liked; by some, worshipped.
3. He once called former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin “absurd”.

> MORE TIPS: He has appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He traveled to hippy Portland, Ore. for speaking engagements and interviews in early January.