No, that's not a joke or an exaggeration. The incomparable Power Line has been chosen by good old Time Magazine as Blog of the year, in the issue of Time that hits the newsstands today. The same issue names -- gasp!-- George W. Bush Person of the Year. (Doesn't "Man of the Year" sound better? Or Woman of the Year, if it is a woman?)
Apparently the folks at Time could not find a way to avoid recognizing Bush this year. I caught about 2 minutes of the CNN show announcing the decision and was amused by the tone from the likes of Joe Klein: In essence, the Time wise men were all saying "You've got to hand it to Bush. For better or for worse, the idiot has had a major impact on the world." (Shakes head and smiles ruefully.)
Even so, I will break down and buy this week's edition. The Power Line authors suggest here that the story about them alone is worth reading.
Have you ever wondered what the Power Line men look like? Here's the Time photo of (left to right) John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff:
Funny. These guys look like the sort of middle-aged lawyers I work with all day, every day. And yet they had a major impact on the last presidential election campaign. Imagine that!
Buy this week's Time. You won't be supporting the magazine as much as you show Time your support for and interest in blogging and in President Bush.