According to Rob McKenna's campaign manager Randy Pepple, I am not invited to campaign press conferences and conference calls because I once started a PAC, which therefore definitively makes me not a journalist.

Okay. Whatever. But PubliCola's Josh Feit and Erica Barnett also once started a PAC, so doesn't that make them not journalists too?

If that is the new standard for defining who is or is not a real journalist—whether or not you have ever started a PAC—then for the sake of consistency I fully expect Josh and Erica to be excluded from all future press events.