As the year draws to a close, it is time once again to choose next year’s Grande Conservative Blogress Diva 2008. Terrified of taking off her tiara, two-time winner Sondra K will be defending her title against what is sure to be tough competition for this coveted honor.
This competition began two years ago, following my post, asking: Who are Our Conservative “Divas”?. There, I noted how most gay men have a great respect, if not reverence for strong women. So, we wondered who were those women who commanded the respect of conservative gay men?
Giving that we’re bloggers and defining “diva” as a strong, successful woman who commands the respect of men, we at GayPatriot determined to honor those blogresses who have earned our respect.
Hence this competition.
Nominees need not be conservative. As I wrote last year in announcing the nominees:
Some are libertarian. And others, while more centrist, distinguish themselves by their iconoclasm and the manner in which they take on the silliness of certain leftists — and conservative pretenders.
They are women, who, in the words of one of our last year’s nominees, “drive . . . liberals nuts.” And one way to command the respect of conservative gay men is for a woman to stand up against the angry, conservative-hating left.
Such bloggresses include: Ann Althouse, The Anchoress, Little Miss Attila, Tammy Bruce, Wizbang‘s Lorie Byrd, Dymphna of Gates of Vienna, e-Claire, Jane Galt of Asymmetrical Information, Townhall’s Mary Katharine Ham, Bridget Johnson of GOP Vixen, Sondra K of Knowledge is Power, Carol Platt Liebau, National Review Online‘s K-Lo (Kathryn Jean Lopez), Kate MacMillan of small dead animals, Michelle Malkin
neo-neo con, Betsy Newmark of Betsy’s Page, Pamela of Atlas Shrugs, Virginia Postrel of The Dynamist, Pat Santy, Debbie Schlussel, Alexandra von Maltzan of All Things Beautiful, Cathy Young.
If you would like to nominate a blogress, merely post a comment naming that strong woman and providing a link to her web-site. If you find a blogress in the list above whom you believe should be part of our competition, please second her.
Just after 9 PM 9PM Eastern Standard Time (6PM in the Pacific) on Sunday, December 9 at 9PM Eastern Standard Time (6PM in the West), Bruce and I will review the comments and select those to include in the first round of balloting, which will take place from December 10 until December 16. Those blogresses will the highest number of votes will compete in a run-off from December 17 until the 23rd so we may crown our diva in time for Christmas.
All nominees, by dint of the very nomination, are already divas. But, only one woman can become the Grande Conservative Blogress Diva.