Queen of the blogosphere Ana Marie Cox is said to be handing over the reins at her spicy political blog Wonkette. David Lat, the federal prosecutor who revealed himself to the New Yorker magazine in November as the author of the popular “Underneath Their Robes” judicial blog, is expected to start blogging for the site. Lockhart Steele, managing editor of Gawker Media, which owns Wonkette, declined to comment. We hear that Lat will have a co-editor....Interesting. But being Wonkette can't be the only job for Lat, can it? You can't just be a blogger, can you? What job works for a law person who wants to be able to write an extravagant blog, like Underneath Their Robes or Wonkette? Lawprof? Really? What would the students think? How about the stuffier colleagues?
In past posts, Wonkette praised [Article III Groupie's blog] “Underneath Their Robes,” calling it adorably irreverent, deliciously superficial, and winkingly naughty.
A separate problem is that Wonkette can't become too law focused. But if Wonkette is really two bloggers and if Lat wants to blog about politics more general (as we law folk tend to do) then there's no real problem there.