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Friday, May 23, 2008

Watcher's Winners

Pardon the late start -- I took the day off and stayed up last night until 3 a.m. with the Incredible Wife watching the last season of Six Feet Under on DVD. So belatedly, and still a bit sleepy, here's what the Watcher's Council determined to be the best entries in the Watcher of Weasels (not to be confused with the watchers of Six Feet Under) celebration of blogs.

Winning among Watcher's Council members was Wolf Howling's Republicans Ponder The Abyss. As you can tell, it was not the cheeriest of assessments of the condition of the GOP today. WH gives a spot-on remedy that left me wondering why the party's leadership has become so clumsy and blind.

Runner up was Soccer Dad's George Bush Isolationist, an interesting piece that cues off a recent Joe Lieberman line:
Lieberman argued that in many ways, the 2000 ticket of which he was a part was more hawkish than its Republican counterpart.
Imagine what Soccer Dad can do with that!

Also of note was Hillbilly White Trash's piece on energy independence, which I quoted from heavily yesterday, and Bookworm's post, Renaming the Paradigm *UPDATED*. I've written recently about Obama's magic words -- it turns out Bookworm actually found some -- and they really worked!

On the non-Council side, I was aligned with the winners. Coming in first was The White Sepulchre's Blog For Human Rights -- May 15th, 2008, which beautifully tied Norman Rockwell's four freedoms paintings to photos showing the horrors that happens when those rights are absent.

My nominee for the week, Pundita's tortuously named The William Ayers Plan To Turn America's Schoolchildren Into Maoists and How Barack Obama Helped Him, came in second. It's everything you want to know about the Obama-Ayres relationship.

See all the winners here.

Thanks, Watcher, for getting this bowl of blogospheric porridge just right.