Favorite Bowers Moments
by Winston Smith, Fri Jun 15, 2007 at 11:05:04 AM EDT
I first started reading MyDD because of Chris Bowers. In the run up to the 2004 election, I was obsessing about polls, and through google, I was introduced to someone who was obsessing more than me. Here is the first article I read by Chris, and I spent a lot of time digesting it. While the election turned out a little different, it was nice to have a place to come to get some of this out of my system. Funny, I had bookmarked this article without bothering to bookmark the MyDD homepage, so for months, I would access the site through this artcle.
I am a little anxious about Chris's departure. While some bloggers are known for dynamic online personalities, Chris always impressed me with his more subtle nature. He rarely seemed to vent in his articles, but rather always took time for careful writing and substantial analysis. I appreciate this much more than the personality driven blogs.
Jerome has made a welcome comeback, and I have been impressed over the past months at both the quality and quantity of Jonathan's writing. We'll see if any of the new bloggers establish themselves on the site, but I cant help but think of how MyDD will be deminished by the departure of Bowers.
Here are some of my favorite Bowers moments on MyDD.
Breaking the Brownback Iconography and Intern Abuse scandal.
Guilting (subtely threatening) the producers of United 93 into buying advertising on the site.
All the ones about why Gore isn't being put in the straw poll.
The one where he puts Gore in the straw poll.
Fat Cats like Chris Bowers and George Soros.
The one where he mentions me.
The one where he quotes a professional dismissing him for the advocating 50 state strategy.
Chris, Live Long and Prosper.