The votes are in from the Watcher’s Council and I have to admit to being very pleased that I won. It’s not just the winning that pleases me, it’s the fact that ten people I respect accorded me the honor of voting for my post. Now that I’ve done my “you like me, you really like me” speech, let me give you the results.
The results for Watcher’s Council members are as follows: As I noted, I’m honored to have received first place for my post A Stunningly Dishonest Piece of Advocacy Writing About the Supreme Court, in which I wrote scathingly of the way in which The New Yorker‘s legal writer, Jeffrey Toobin presented a couple of recent Supreme Court decisions. Second place went to Cheat-Seeking Missiles’ The Most Ridiculous Story of the Year? (2), which actually ought to have been the first place story. (More on that in a minute.) In this post, Laer took apart the latest bit of Defeatocrat punditry making its way through the liberal media. The reason Laer’s post should have won is that Laer didn’t get a chance to vote in this week’s Council elections. He therefore suffered a 2/3 vote penalty, which was enough to push him into second place. Without that penalty he would, deservedly, have won.
The results on the non-Council side saw first place go to Seraphic Secret for The Rupture, a post about Gaza. The post’s quality is a good reminder that Robert Avrech is a professional writer. Second place went to Anwyn’s Notes in the Margin for her post Muslim Speaks at My Church, Calls Me “Naive.” Also “Tough.” The title of her post says it all, and is well worth reading.
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