Kevin Drum mockingly proposes that readers pick the five “All-time Wingnuttiest” ( i.e. the worst from a leftist perspective) blog posts from his own list of fourteen nominees.
Inevitably, he includes some not-especially-interesting (Gotcha!) Iraq War posts:
and Steven Den Beste
(Cut and paste the link to read the post: http://denbeste.nu/cd_log_entries/2003/03/Itsthewaiting.shtml),
some a bit too eccentric:
Pam Geller proving that she can’t sing –though she does dance well–,
Ann Althouse obsessing over Jessica Valenti’s breasts),
and a few not really here or there, but curiously enough he actually does nominate some real winners, some important conservative blog posts of unusual merit and long term interest:
Bill Whittle (after Katrina): “Tribes”
-Despite its embarrassing public display of warrior self-identification, Whittle’s Tribes is a truly classic post which says something fundamental, real, and important.
Lee Siegel: “The Origins of Blogofascism”
-This one is a landmark post in the history of the blogosphere, identifying a serious problem and pathology.
Ben Domenech: “Pachyderms in the Mist”
-Don’t listen to him at your peril, democrats.
Kim du Toit: “The Pussification of the Western Male”
-Sure it’s a rant, but it’s a fine rant.
Michelle Malkin: “The Defeatocrats Cheer”
-Michelle Malkin is very cute, and she can cheerlead.
But, in his effort to pick the all-time greats, Kevin Drum did manage to overlook the single most important blog post of all-time:
Charles Johnson: Bush Guard Documents: Forged
And, undeservedly I thought, he overlooked my own:
Gone to Live on a Farm