Say it ain't so! Lefty blog heroine Wonkette - also the actual Ana Marie Cox - is retiring. Before I had my own soap box to stand on (and, of late, neglect), I was a
daily semi-hourly reader. If I were cheeseball enough, I might mumble a few lines from "You were the wind beneath my wings" to capitalize on the moment with a little exaggerated hero worship, though I suppose I do sincerely count her a role model. (with the funny about the serious, which I aspire to between jesus pot shots) I'll be bronzing the emails she returned to me back when she co-mingled with mortals.
Here's a favorite vintage Wonkette quote from waaaay back in the early days of '04 when she called Kerry on some fake gay air-kissing:
...Kerry is less out. He says is opposed to gay marriage, but he advocates "equal rights for all" and believes that "the spirit of marriage is more important to gays than the civil ceremony."
We had no idea! That makes things so much easier: Gay couples will get spiritual visitation rights in hospitals. They can adopt spiritual children. And, most important, they can get spiritual health coverage. In return, maybe Kerry can expect gays' and lesbians' spiritual support!
The gays don't like it when you blow smoke up our collective ass, John Kerry. Quite a waste of ass in our thinking. You blowed in so many wrong ways... and Wonkette counted them for us. Here's ass-fucking to you, AMC, good luck with the book!