While I haven't always agreed with Ric over at the Senate Site, and everyone knows I don't always agree with Senate Leadership; I think the Senate Site serves a very valuable purpose in the State.
It removes a filter that has become increasingly biased, the Drive-by Media (as Rush calls it). Here we have a chance to get the inside story straight from "the horse's mouth", rather than the other end of the horse (you know who I am referring to).
So Ric and Senator Valentine, wear the Rolly column as a badge of honor. You must be doing something good.