First, I just want to extend a most sincere thanks for all the comments both on this blog and via email. I wish I could thank you all individually, but I do appreciate the support.
Second, I also want to thank the various bloggers who have criticized this action. Dylan Matthews wrote a particularly supportive post, as did Steve Benen and the original troublemaker, Anonymous Liberal. :) And there are others too -- I can't list them all but thanks.
I did want to extend a thanks to the various conservative bloggers who have also weighed in, including James Joyner and Dan Riehl, and Rick Moran. And a very big thanks to Feddie at Southern Appeal -- Feddie and I have gone back and forth for years, and he's obviously wrong about everything. But his post shows why I consider him a standup guy and a friend.
One last substantive point -- You may disagree with my decision to blog under a pseudonym. There are several good arguments supporting you. But, that's a distinct issue from outing. And I'd also note (as many commenters have) that anonymity is different from pseudonymity. I've been doing this a long time -- and have reputational concerns to keep me honest. It's perfectly fine to criticize my posts harshly and to try to damage my writing reputation. As Omar and Avon Barksdale might say, "that's part of the game." This, however, was different.
And with that, I think I'm done with this matter for good. There are more important things to write about. But thanks again.