We’re pleased to announce that, after running neck and neck with her American Thinker colleague Clarice Feldman, Robin of Berkeley edged ahead and is the new claimant of the coveted golden tiara of the rightosphere, the title of Grande Conservative Blogress Diva, also known as the Ethel in honor of Ethel Merman, the greatest Republican diva of all time.
She will be joined in her court by that colleague Clarice as well as neo-neocon who will serve as Conservative Blogress Divas Regent for the coming year. This award known as the Agnes or Endora in honor of staunch Republican Agnes Moorehead.
(Perhaps we should award an additional title in honor of Republican Jane Russell.)
I regret that I have not had as much time this year to devote to the contest. This was the first year where I did not suggest any nominees. And while some of my favorite blogresses did not make this year’s contest, others with whom I had not previously been familiar did. Thanks to our readers’ nominations, I learned about some smart women offering conservative perspectives in the blogosphere.
I had never previously been aware of this year’s winner, but have appreciated the Berkeley diva’s posts about her journey toward conservatism in a most hostile environment. I don’t always agree with the conclusions, but do appreciate the thought she puts into her posts — at least those I’ve had the good fortune to read.
So, Robin, congratulations! Should your duties ever becoming trying, you can turn to Clarice and neoneocon to help you bear the weight of the crown. And to the other blogresses with whom you competed.
To those divas, er, nominees, thanks for your participation and for using your blogs to challenge the establishment picture of the smart and articulate woman. Not all such women toe the liberal line. You have all earned the respect of the gay conservatives, such as us, who have long valued the contributions of strong and free-thinking women such as yourselves.