I liked reading this blog not only because the writer, Marcus, does a nice attack on a common enemy, Pogie (“It’s only been a day and Don Progreba has a hard-on for us”), but also because the writing has nice tone, reasoned and dispassionate. (He slyly refers to “Dan Progreba,” probably deliberate).
He also links to the Wiki definition of “political hack,” yielding this:
A political hack is a negative term ascribed to a person who is part of the political party apparatus, but whose intentions are more aligned with victory than personal conviction. The term “hired gun” is often used in tandem to further describe the moral bankruptcy of the “hack”.