Heartbreaking news: young conservatives in Washington are feeling socially ostracized because their party is no longer "cool." Cheer up guys, you were always dorks. At least you're still good for hilarious quotes!

His friend John O'Keefe, 23, another conservative think-tank intern who might be out of a job after his internship ends in May, dismisses his liberal contemporaries. "The only thing they have are blogs. They feel like gods of our generation."

Now actually that one is totally accurate. As is this one, in some sense!:

"Because I am in this generation and was raised in a pro-gay-marriage era, I am only a little bit against gay marriage, but only a little, like 53 percent to 47," he says. "I have about a dozen gay friends, 30 or 20, and they would all back me up. In college, I used to have lunch with them. . . . We went ice skating once."

Ha, sure! Anyhow young Republicans are depressed because they have lost real jobs including "a 'confidential assistant' in the White House's drug policy office" and "a Republican Party victory director' with McCain's campaign," but at least they'll always have the ice skating, as a memory, which is worth more than gold. [WP]