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Sunday, January 16, 2005

Getting your panties in a wad

Libertarian Girl spends the night out and decides to kiss and tell. Okay, maybe that's not such a good idea but what is amusing is all the guys in the comments section with their panties in a wad over it. C'mon guys what about the sexual revolution? Or was that just for us? Remember, if you nail her she nails you right back. So chill!


Blogger TWM said...

I am not sure it is as simple as you make it out to be. I think her readers expected something different from what she is now dishing out. I know I did.

Perhaps that was their (my) mistake and it certainly would not be her fault, but the result is she is going to lose credibility as a serious "political" blogger, assuming that is what she wants to be.

And I don't think this is some double-standard either. A guy could start out writing about politics and as soon as he goes into cynical rants about his conquests he is going to lose serious political readers.

And let's be honest here. She would not have generated the readership she has if she was not an attractive woman and had not posted her picture on her blog. Not that I mind her doing so - you use whatever you can to get your message out. But it is KEEPING those readers that is the trick, now isn't it?

But she is certainly generating controversy with her posts - which may be her intent. I think she is going the Wonkette route myself.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Old Blind Dog said...

Actually I think it is as simple as all that. If her commentary is readable she will have readers. Those readers may or may not include the likes of you and me but what does she care? Whether or not we approve of her personal life has no bearing on her abilities as a political commentator. Besides pick any other of your favorite bloggers and ask yourself what you really know about what they do in their off time that they don't blog about. If you knew what they were doing would it change your opinion of their analytical (or other) abilities?

11:58 PM  
Blogger TWM said...

That is my point - if her commentary is good she will have readers.

I just don't think this post was good commentary. And it seems to me that those commenting on the post were stating that in their own, sometimes stupid, way.

And I intend to keep reading her - at least for a while. Everyone is entitled to make mistakes and she is new to blogging (as I am). Lets just hope she learns from her mistakes.

But then again, let's hope we all do . . .

12:10 AM  
Blogger Old Blind Dog said...

Well, not every post has to be commentary. In her own way she was letting us into her life. To me that is a privilege. After the beating she is taking over it, however, I'm sure she will be much more cautious about taking us into confidence.

12:17 AM  

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