The man in that picture is Jim Robinson, founder of Free Republic. In my humble opinion you should begin backtracking now.
About his last post, the thing really speaks for itself, doesn’t it? The guy thinks this here freerepublic “blog” thingy was started just to question the legitimacy of his organization, and that Jim Robinson is just some guy who got his picture taken shaking hands with Sarah Palin.
Maybe when his organization has been around for 14 years, has 300,000 registered users, serves one million page views per day, is linked on Drudge’s website, and is a “go to” source for people like Rush Limbaugh, maybe then we won’t be questioning if he’s a con man. Maybe then we’ll quit laughing at him. Maybe.