In case you missed it, the DMN editorial board chose The Illegal Immigrant as the Texan of the Year for 2007. That was the consensus pick, understand. It was not the opinion of the essay’s author Rod Dreher, as he points out here. But that still doesn’t get him off the hook with a blogging fellow named Larry Auster, nor with the folks at Scrappy Cons. Expressing opinions can sure bring out a lot of hostility in people. I’m going to try not to do that in 2008.