I’m told that my post last week on the WaPo’s survey of “Best Political Blogs” pointed to last years’ poll, and that this years’ was still underway.
Well, no more! The WaPo has released “The Fix” for 2009, and…
…well, let’s take a look: It’s time for “American Blog Idol, 2009!” The people (who still read the WaPo) have spoken, and the winners are…:
MinnesotaMNPublius: Predictable, I suppose.
Minnesota Democrats Exposed: This only makes sense; it was by far the most influential blog in Minnesota this past year.
Minnesota Progressive Project: How’s the recovery from your stroke going, Mr. Cilizza?
Centrisity: Congrats to my friend and neighbor Flash. I have to ask – is “Centrisity” a better, more influential blog than, say, “Powerline”? Which doesn’t turn up on this list at all?
Dusty Trice: The “Cleversponge” of 2009. Or maybe the Kevin McKay. (“Clever Mc-Who?” Exactly).
True North: Wow. No idea how that leaked in there, but cool!
Politics in Minnesota: I guess this makes sense, although PIM’s influence isn’t mainly from the blog. Still, they are a go-to source, even with Steve Perry on board.
The Uptake: Well, they’ve certainly accreted themselves a lot of airtime and mindshare over the past year. I’ll give ’em that.
No Powerline. No Ed Morrissey (although Hot Air isn’t based in Minnesota). No TvM (itself a better, more influential blog than four of Cilizza’s “winners”).
Cilizza’s voters remind me of Franken voters in more ways than one…