Rolling Stone Magazine once quoted M. Sid Kelly -- but for lousy reasons having to do with a lot of dead fish (Dec. 11, 2003). He was a so-called 'key player' in the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning series Angler: The Dick Cheney Vice Presidency (June 2007). Before that, he was a subject of investigative reports in the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times concerning certain political shenanigans. Unfortunately, he ended up testifying to Congress about the shenanigans. But he was nominated for the 2003 Ron Ridenhour Award for Truth-Telling, so that helped. And he served with his wife as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa.
But does any of this trivia qualify him to write satire about aliens getting more than they bargained for when invading Earth? YES.