Didn't think that a big deal as it was a long shot and I could reapply later if it was rejected - and posted on the Adsense sub-forum about it, thinking at the time that was all there was to it.
After that post I fired up SEOquake and looked my site over, and then discovered I'd been de-indexed as well. No idea why. Prior to the Adsense application I actually made it a point of ensuring everything was TOS compliant.
Now I'm not sure what to do. I could reply to the e-mail, asking why my Adsense application was denied and why I was not only turned down, but de-indexed as well. Although I'm not at all optimistic about getting any kind of productive response.
The (bizarre) consolation is that my Blogger account still works fine and hasn't been disabled, despite it being owned by G as well and whatever unknowing (and unwitting) infraction committed that was serious enough to warrant being de-indexed during the manual review done for the Adsense application.
I verified that by installing a "search my blog" Google widget, which installed, displayed and functioned fine - other than the fact that, as a result of being de-indexed, every search term entered would come up with as "no results found."
Not sure what to do now. Short of an e-mail to them that leads to a reason being given for the de-indexing that I can fix and be re-indexed, it seems dead in the water.
The site is new enough that I can completely start over, but the kicker is, that in not knowing why I was de-indexed, its always going to be in the back of my mind that the new site could be subject to manual review and that I could again be de-indexed: and without ever knowing why, and a lot further done the line when I've put more time and (and possibly money as well) into it, and when its profitable. Ugh.