November 7, 2006

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Blogging the election

Blogging the election

49 comments:

Dave said...

I find this whole set up to be absolutely bizarre.

Maybe it's just bad memories from when I was in college (in DC) and witnessed daily the horror of earnest young people more enamored with political intrigue than either Wall St. or Hollywood intrigue.

I couldn't relate. Give me money and material things over access to the flavor of the day. Washington is a dull, dull, dull city.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Who is the redhead? Who is the gal in the red sweater? Can you take some numbers for me?

Edward said...

The pictures are great, but are you only planning to observe the other bloggers at the party?

Why the reticence about your own take on what is transpiring in the election results?

A little political commentary would make this more interesting.

thefewandtheplenty said...

You flew out there for this?

I hope you're at least getting drunk.

Simon said...
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The Drill SGT said...

plenty of folks are blogging on the election. I think the better beat is blogging about the way the bloggers are responding.

Barry said...

Are those bloggers borrowing CNN computers, or are you required to plaster a big CNN sticker on the laptop top so that Dell, IBM, or other companies don't get free advertising by having their logos shown?

The computer nerd in me wants to know what kind of laptop is favored among the bloggers at the party.

Simon said...

MKH is sitting alone at a party? Dang, where was THIS kind of luck when I was in college...

I think the readers need an MKH / Althouse pic, Ann.. ;)

Alan said...

Finally, CNN just announced they're going to broadcast you guys in just a few minutes.

Alan said...

If the GOP loses both the House and the Senate will Rove still be considered a genius?

How will the GOP sell its self next time around?....they blew it on the limited and smaller government front.

Simon said...

So, listen - do these dim CNN anchors actually realize that when they're talking to each other about how the girl from Firedoglake "needs to be first because she's a liberal", do they realize they're on air?

Mortimer Brezny said...

I'm watching on the pipeline, and these reporteresses just fought over whether the liberal should go first, because it's about Lamont and Lieberman. Apparently, they want to run with the Lamont-Loses-Bloggers-Are-Lame meme. How many times can you use the word netroots and blogosphere without being a walking cliche?

Simon said...

Alan - it's available as a stream from CNN's website

Mortimer Brezny said...

Exactly, Simon! Total airheads.

Simon said...

Mortimer Brezny said...
"Apparently, they want to run with the Lamont-Loses-Bloggers-Are-Lame meme."

No, apparently they want the liberals to go first. Because they're CNN.'Nuff said.

Simon said...

Mortimer - it's making me feel like a voyeur, actually. I think that whoever is running this thing forgot about thge web stream, and so we don't get the talking heads when they're going live to TV, and we get the backchat when they think no one is listening. How delightfully amateur! Dare we say it - how bloggy!

Alan said...

Thanks Simon, I'll try to find the link.

LoafingOaf said...

I watched a few minutes of CNN and saw the bloggers event. They chose two of the most partisan bloggers to spin away on each side of the Lieberman race. Yawn. They might as well have just stuck with Howard Dean and Ken Mehlman. The "top bloggers" need to be de-throned, IMHO.

Maxine Weiss said...

Whoa, the joint is hopping.

Wait till the real action begins!

So, like, who are the real heavyweights in this crowd? Who has the most gravitas of the bunch?

Wouldn't it be great of someone really big like Arianna, or Kos, just sweeps in ....

Imagine the stampede..

Peace, Maxine

Mortimer Brezny said...

Oh, be fair. It was about who has the perfect reaction to the story. It's a bigger loss for liberal bloggers. And they tried the same meme on some other blogger and said he was in denial and "Boys Can Dream" [of a Lamont victory]. How patronizing.

The Santorum concession speech. Lame-o. I bet the liberal bloggers go first for this one, too, though.

Anonymous said...

Some more MKH for those who need it.

Great photos, loads more interesting than the CNN Pipeline feed has been, so far . . .

(I signed up for the 2 week trial just for this, and now I can't watch cause so far it's just plain bad)

Simon said...

Edward,
It's still too early to talk about real results. The only race that you can really call is the KY 3d. The pundits on TV are looking at the exit polls and talking out of their asses; it's as if they learned nothing from '04. Even people who should know better are making that mistake - a blogger from human events was talking about the Chocola loss, even though less than 84% of precints have yet reported. Patience, young Jedi...With time, results will come.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Did they really need to stick Santorum's crying son in the lefthand side during the concession? A commercial like that and he'd still be Senator, maybe...

wv: umvds

unmoved

Maxine Weiss said...

Ok, let's get back to the question of..... what should 50-something ladies be doing to occupy their time?

What are all the 50-something ladies, out there, doing with themselves these days?

It seems to me, that if you are a 50-something lady, and you aren't going to be entertaining a variety of gentlemen callers...

....you aren't going to take up
Tennis--

.....you aren't one of those Ladies who lunch--

...you're not going on Safari--

...you don't do the Charity circuit--

So, then what does one do with one's self at age 50+ ???

Anyone?

Peace, Maxine

LoafingOaf said...

I'm watching the results of the VA race as Allen is trying to hold on by the skin of his teeth. It looks to me like the over 20,000 votes scored by the Green candidate, Parker, might end up losing it for Webb! :o

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Simon said...

Ruth Anne - wonkette used to be ana marie cox, then became David Lat and this idiot alex pareen, and then david lat left. So now they have...uh...this idiot.

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Mortimer Brezny said...

The important question, Maxine, is whether the 50+ is hot. If she is, what is her number? After all, she needs cardiovascular workout.

Maxine Weiss said...

Well, I could do without the ubiquitous canister of Parmesan cheese in the foreground of every shot.

Funny, I didn't know one put Parmesan on vegetable quesadillas and homemade potato chips.

Must be a new multi-cultural thing.

Peace, Maxine

Joe Baby said...

I would relish the networks taking a couple of beatings on these races called on exit polls.

Simon said...

Bans on same sex marriage are cruising to success in Virginia (58-42, 91% reporting), Tennessee (81-19, 57% reporting), South Carolina (77-23, 78% reporting), and Wisconsin (61-39, 10% reporting).

Simon said...

Ruth Anne - didn't even spot her! LOL. And the stream from theblog party has ended.

Maxine Weiss said...

I mean really now---

How difficult would it be for someone to simply collect all the canisters of Parmesan cheese, round them up, and stash them behind the bar for the remainder of the evening?

Am I going to have to fly out there to remove the offending canisters myself?

I guess I'm just not hip enough.

I don't get the whole 'Parmesan' thing.

Peace, Maxine

George said...

I watched CNN for about a half hour...And what a bore it was.

Wolf Blitzer shouting.

Four dudes arranged in order of weight--from totenkopfy Carville to the blimpy Bennett pontificating about obscure politicians I'd never heard of.

And that blonde infobabe in the red skirt and black boots trying to look like a high school girl. She was positively a-ga-ga about some other obscure race. Zahn yawn. Cute, though.

Meanwhile, on VH1 viewers voted some Bon Jovi song as the #1 hit of the '80s.

I Need a New Drug...which way's the beach....

downtownlad said...

Hmmm. Not one post on the election. Me thinks Ann is having too much fun to actually blog.

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Guesst said...

When do we get Ann Althouse posed prominently center-stage with jutting breassts?

Mortimer Brezny said...

Do they really jut? Can she pose with the redhead and the gal in the red sweater?

Simon said...

Ruth Anne - I stand corrected. Why, yes. Yes she does.

Guesst said...

I love that CNN, the creator of totally biased MSM, has bought into the idea that bloggers are so mainstream now, they will draw viewers in based on _________.

When does the segment with Hef air?

ps: As a woman, I'd like to see less f. and more m.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Very amusing. Ann sure is looking fetching tonight.

The Drill SGT said...

Mortimer Brezny said...
Do they really jut? Can she pose with the redhead and the gal in the red sweater?


FYI, I think your brunette in red in Mary K Hamm.

Anonymous said...

Ah, look at all the homely people
Ah, look at all the homely people

Johnnie Amato -picks on the vice in the church where a scandal has been.
Lives in a dream.
He won't use Windows, posting the tripe that he keeps in a Mac by the floor.
Who is it for?

All the homely people.
Where do they all blog from ?
All the homely people.
The comments all spelled wrong.

Trex sure is dweeby- writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear.
No one comes near.
Look at him typing. Damning George Bush in the night when there's nobody there
His mom cuts his hair.

All the homely people
Where do they all blog from?
All the homely people
Where do they all belong?

Professor Althouse - dying of boredom while Blitzer's avoiding her name.
Sorry she came.
Nancy Pelosi-wiping the dirt from her hands as she walks from the grave.
The Senate was saved.

All the homely people
Where do they all blog from?
All the lonely people
The comments r speled wrong.

Simon said...

Sarge - per Ann's photos, MKH is indeed in a red sweater. When she's 20 years older, she's going to be hot as hell.

Mortimer - easy, there, lad. I don't disapprove of the sentiment, but blet's all keep it clean and mercifully non-specific.

Sippican - I've loved that song since I was eight years old, and I think you just ruined it for me. Cheers. ;)

Anthony said...

Meanwhile, on VH1 viewers voted some Bon Jovi song as the #1 hit of the '80s.

WHAT?????

Another vote for MKH here.

I actually find it bizarre that television cameras were set up so we could watch people type at their computers. Hellloooooo. . . .

Freeman Hunt said...

Sippican, that was a treat.

rhodeymark1 said...

Sippican - what Freeman said. Come to think of it... pretty much everything Freeman says. Glad I read to the end so I didn't miss it.

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