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Rebel Alliance Demands Scalp from Darth Rove


Jonathan Collegio is the Communications Director for American Crossroads, the mega-PAC of which the Conservative Victory Project is an offshoot. This morning Collegio went on WMAL-FM in Washington and made the mistake of calling L. Brent Bozell a "hater."

If you're not familiar with Bozell he's 2nd generation Conservative Movement royalty and one of the more hotheaded and intemperate guy's out there. He's spent a lengthy career on the 'liberal media bias' beat.

Collegio is now saying he meant 'hater' in the sense being an anti- or relentlessly negative. But conservatives, not altogether unreasonably, see this as a codeword for being well ... a hater. A racist, anti-this group and that group. And well, like I said, a hater.

And in response Bozell got together a bunch of other conservative luminaries together to pen a letter demanding that Rove fire Collegio.

The letter concludes: "You obviously mean to have a war with conservatives and the Tea Party. Let it start here."

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