I am pleased to announce that this blog has been named as a finalist for “Best Conservative Blog” in the 2009 Weblog Awards.
The last time I was a finalist was in 2005, also for Best Conservative Blog. No doubt this surprises some of you as much as it surprised me. Still, I’m pleased that the Awards Committee saw fit to include me as a finalist this year.
No doubt I will finish last or next to last given the quality of the competition:
Victor Davis Hanson
Ace of Spades
Eject, Eject, Eject!
Plumb Bob Blog
Blue Collar Muse
small dead animals
Little Green Footballs
Right Wing Nut House
The Next Right
Frankly, I had no idea nominations were going on. Otherwise I would have directed my readers to the site - not only to nominate me but to take part in nominating your favorite blogs in other categories as well. Not sure who nominated this blog but whoever you are, thank you.
I was glad to see my friends Tom Lifson, Rich Baehr, and Ed Lasky nominated at American Thinker, one of my employers. AT is a finalist in both the Best Political Blog and Best Conservative Blog category. More brainpower among those gentlemen than the entire liberal side of the blogosphere. They deserve the recognition.
Voting starts January 5. As I said, I fully expect to finish far off the pace but it still warms my cockles that there are a few people who still consider me a conservative worthy of approbation. I am proud and humbled at this singular honor.
btw - a great big shoutout to Kevin Alyward and his team who have, as they do every year, expended an enormous amount of time and energy to pull this thing together.