So a couple of blogs used a bit of what I said in Dowd versus Goliath, in very different ways. Actually, neither mentioned the name of my blog, but one linked to me and the other didn’t.
So, first of all, “a local blog that fancies itself a source of thoughtful political punditry”. Um, I have never said that I think my blog is a source of thoughtful political punditry. Because saying it doesn’t make it so. If my readers don’t think I am interesting, they won’t read my blog (clearly). To me, this is a way for me to write letters to the editor anytime I want, and I am not pretending that it is anything else. I certainly don’t go around talking about how people are urging me to write this blog.
So I asked a throwaway question, how did we get on what seems, to me, to be a weird schedule for electing Mayors. And Chad Hermann was caused to laugh out loud, that Ed Heath would be so stupid as to have forgotten the death of Bob O’Connor. Except that we already had a special election, with Mark DeSantis and his team defeated by Luke Ravenstahl, and Mayor Ravenstahl won the right to serve out O’Connor’s term. The timing of the next Mayoral election has nothing to do with the death of Mayor O’Connor. Period.
The other blog that mentioned me was Chris Potter’s Slag Heap (at the City Paper). He had a link to my post and a paragraph he thought apropos to a point he was making. No slam about whether I fancy myself a pundit, just a point to make. The paragraph he quoted supported his thought, but it was also one of my favorites from that post. So I am very happy for it to stand or fall on its own, as a representative of my thinking.