News flash: Markos thinks the world began in 2002.
Really, the brave dissenter from the Right, the Reasonable Conservative, etc., is the most ancient of media tropes. (Has Markos never heard of Kevin Phillips, who's been dining out on the "Republican dissenter" label despite doing nothing but 'dissent' from everything Republican for four decades?) Indeed, the most famous specialist at this game is a guy named John McCain. I understand he's been in the news a bit lately.