Joe Klein is not a Republican. He is not a friend of the Bush Administration. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here: He’s a liberal, and he’s almost definitely a Democrat. But in today’s political climate these facts do not matter, nor do similar facts about others on either side of the political spectrum. If you think, if you analyze, or if—God forbid—you disagree with one party or the other on a few issues, you will find yourself on the receiving end of incredible hatred even from your own ideological brethren. As Klein says in his Time Magazine piece, “the smart stuff is being drowned out by a fierce, bullying, often witless tone of intolerance that has overtaken the left-wing sector of the blogosphere.”

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.