May 6, 2007

The Wins - It's Late, But Not Too Late

Hatched by Dafydd

Amazingly enough, the Watcher's Council again avoided imploding, falling asleep for forty years à la Rip Van Winkle, or emigrating en masse to Zimbabwe to take on Bobbie Mugabe. Instead, we lolled about and voted... and here is how the whole thing fell out:

The high and mighty Watcher's Council winner

  • Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi, by Bookworm Room -- a paean to working moms who decide to give up the "glamor" of a high-pressure job to make motherhood their careers.

My two nominees in this category were:

  1. Voter Fraud? Not a big deal!, by Colossus of Rhodey; and
  2. Giuliani on Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Terrorism, by Joshuapundit.

The first is just a nice, timely reminder of the danger of one-sided investigations into voter fraud, which become, in essence, voter intimidation themselves; the second is an apologia of Rudy Giuliani (not my pick for the Republican presidential nominee) and his counterterrorism policies.

Naturally, my choices were snubbed.

The low and puny rest of you lot

  • COIN: The Gravity Well, by Black Five -- insurgency and its counter visualized as fiddling with a gravity well.

This was my second choice; my top choice was the blogpost I nominated, Mitt and Osama, by Dean Barnett at This piece (by avowed Mitt Romney supporter Dean Barnett) analyzed Romney's comment to the effect that it was more important to fight against jihadist groups than to focus all our energy and military on capturing one man, Osama bin Laden (which I argue would be particularly foolish, as he would almost certainly evade capture -- thus making Uncle Sam into a monkey).

And you can read all the supported nominees, until we must pry your hands from the keyboard with a spatula, at this link.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, May 6, 2007, at the time of 5:59 AM

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The following hissed in response by: Bookworm

Although I, personally, am glad I won, I agree that mine was a surprise winner. My first place vote was for Joshuapundit's Hamas post, with you as my second place vote. I also nominated the Dean Barnett post for first place.

The above hissed in response by: Bookworm [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2007 8:08 PM

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