Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Breaking news: Lat is the new Wonkette!

In possibly the biggest bloodless coup ever to hit bloggerland, David Lat, formerly Article III Groupie, is going to take over for Wonkette! Interestingly, the scoop showed up not in either of those blogs, but in an old-skool paper source, the Washington Post's Reliable Source.

My gut reaction is that this was a smater move for Lat than for Ana Marie Cox, the original Wonkette. She's getting out of blogging in order to promote her new book, but its reviews have been pretty poor so far, so you have to worry that she's pulling the writerly equivalent of a David Caruso, who tried to ditch his succesful gig on NYPD Blue for the greener pastures of the movies, only to come crawling back to TV when it turned out that he couldn't hack it in the big times.

Anyhoo, I hope this doesn't mean the end of Article III Groupie! The shenanigans of D.C. in general (Wonkette's subject matter) may appeal to a (slightly) wider audience than do the goings-on of the federal judiciary, but when you've gotta know who the hottest federal judge is, ain't nothin' else gonna soothe that monkey, if you know what I mean. If Lat could keep up UtR whilst vigorously prosecuting baddies and hapless drug addicts AND concealing his secret identity, surely he can do two blogs at once, no?

1 comment:

Toolstein said...

Dave Lat blogs anew,
Stealing the job from others.
Too bad, DCEIVER.