Saturday, August 09, 2003

Hey, guess what? We're twice as popular as Howard Dean! That's right, according to N.Z. Bear's Blogosphere Ecosystem, we have 59 incoming links while Howard Dean's 2004 Call to Action, or whatever it is, only has 30. Twice as many bloggers think we're worth reading as think Governor Mean is!

So why are all the damn journalists following him around instead of me?

Remember: Vermont has what, around 400,000 people? That means managing that state is about as hard as being mayor of Kansas City--no, actually, much easier, since the KC mayor has to deal with a rotten school system, a high crime rate, several significant and difficult-to-deal-with interest groups, and keeping General Motors, US Sprint, and the GSA happy so they won't move away and take all our jobs.

In Vermont they can waste the State Lege's time debating about gay marriage. In KC the City Council has to deal with things that are much more basic, like what are we doing to reduce the murder rate on the east side or how in the hell can we get some more money without raising taxes again?

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