Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Lamont Vs. Lieberman; Revenge of the Bloggers. Or Not.

Joe Conason has a great article out on the lack of power of us bloggers. Even Blog-O-Fascists. Believe it or not, very few of my minions actually do what I say. Fortunately I live in a bubble of denial.

A trait I share with Joe Lieberman and his supporters, who would rather believe his failures stem from a few disgruntled bloggers than from dissatisfaction on the part of Conneticut Democratic Party members.
According to the standard version, Mr. Lieberman is the victim of ferocious "liberal bloggers" from around the country. Dispersed across the United States, these meddling left-wing activists somehow conspired to launch Ned Lamont's primary challenge, and then somehow mesmerized voters, perhaps via the Internets, to reject the Senator they had chosen three times before. Combining Internet technology with progressive ideology, the miasmic and unwholesome blogosphere now threatens to swallow poor Joe in a cloud of angry, buzzing bytes.
Poor Lieberman. Still I suppose his bubble of delusion keeps him happy, and that's what's important in this life. To be happy.

Oh, and Mr. Conason - it's blog-o-sphere, not blogosphere.

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