Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, June 15, 2007

Watcher's Winners

Everybody liked Bookworm this week, as her entry into the Watcher of Weasels' weekly vote trounced the competition. If you've survived this long without reading Judging People by their Friends and their Enemies, I suggest you click on through right now. Some people go for statism, some people go for freedom ... but she says it all beautifully.

Rightwing Nuthouse came in second with “And the Wall Came a Tum-ba-lin' Down...” This piece brought back fond, fond memories, as it commemorated the 20th anniversary (can that be right?) of Reagan's famous challenge to Gorbachev.

Those that followed were all quite good too.

Among the entries nominated from outside the Watcher's Council, it probably surprised no one that Michael Yon's latest bulletin from the front, Death or Glory Part II of IV, was the winner. This time, Yon's with British troops in Basrah who just lost two men and it's a very moving piece; quite illuminating regarding the very much alive fighting spirit of the recently denigrated Brits.

Second place went to Why the Pew Study of American Muslims is Dangerously Incomplete, which was posted at Family Security Matters. It's a great piece, outlining what should be asked in future surveys, and why.

Those that followed were all quite good too.

You can see how your favorites placed by clicking here.

And next week, if you're fed up that Council members aren't nominating your posts, you can self-nominate by following the rules of the Watcher's offer of link whorage.