Bruce, Bob, get in here for a group hug, you freakin' freaks. I love you guys. Really, I do. Now, here's my beef with PETA: Your concept of satire is wanting. From [Jonathan Swift] to Mencken to those Danish cartoons of a certain prophet, the point of satire has been to make the other guy see red. In this way, you separate your intended authence from the fools and knaves. If the reaction you provoke among your targets (not to mention your fellow travelers) is, "Christ, what a bunch of douchebags!" you're not doing it right. And the pity of it is that while you're not doing it to them, they are doing it to you. And that hurts me, man, it really does.I don't disagree with Adam Doster's suggestion that Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) would make a great transportation secretary ("22 To Know," October), but I question his assertion that "Blumenauer couldn't be more representative of his liberal district."