SO, IS THERE AN OPENING FOR A SNARKY POP CULTURE BLOGGER? The Atlantic reports that Senate Democrats have created a "secret messaging group" to bounce ideas off of. The concept of a "secret messaging group" is amusing enough, but the membership is what makes it. Among the members are "American High" and "The War Room" producer R.J. Cutler and comic suspense novelist Harlan Coben, who's mastered the "hook and twist" premise with his recent stand-alone novels and whose Myron Bolitar novels are among my favorites. Any other unlikely strategic consultants who want to chip in?