Monday, June 8, 2009

Watcher's Council Results & An Opening

Each week, the Watcher's Council holds a contest for best post. The Council members submit a post they have written and one post by someone outside the Council for consideration. The Watcher tallies the votes and announces the winners each Friday.

There is an opening on the Council. If you would care to submit your blog for consideration, please visit the Watcher's site. You will find instructions on the right side bar for applying to join the Council.

On to the results. This week's winners were:

Coming in first place in a runaway was Mere Rhetoric exceptional post, Abbas: Olmert Offered Us The West Bank And The Right Of Return, But It Wasn’t Good Enough. Way down the list coming in second place was my post, A Bit Of Honesty From Speaker Pelosi, dealing with how a variety of leftist groups intend to use control over carbon emissions to vastly expand government's role in our life. There were a number of ties at third place, including The Provocateur's Wade Rathke’s Management Council, The Colossus of Rhodey's Yet another reason why the News Journal is sinking, Bookworm Room's Murderer or Martyr — the George Tiller killer, and lastly, Joshuapundit's Race Carding Sotomayor.

In the Non-Council competion, coming in first place in a runaway was Michael J. Totten's The Mother of All Myths, accurately to my mind pointing out that Salafi Islam is the problem in the Middle East, not the Israeli Palestinian issue. Coming in second place, in a three way tie, was the Day by Day Cartoon Amusement Park (do see this one), Asia Times Online's Wrong venue for Obama’s Muslim speech, and Megan McArdle's The War On The War On Abortion. Tie for third place were Reason Online's Nostalgianomics and Gawker's Oh, Keith.

You can find the Watcher's commentary on the winning posts and the full results of the voting at the Watcher's site.

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