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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

On the Bandwagon For a Quick Trip Around the Block

Many want to run her out of the blogosphere on a rail. Many others only wish for a chance to buy her breakfast. But regardless of what your opinion on Wonkette is, you have to admit that she's more entertaining than a cage match between Michael Moore and Ann Coulter. Most recently she's been bringing her readers the sordid tale of a certain Capitol Hill staffer who decided to kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, and tell - and did the telling on a blog called Washingtonienne.

Washingtonienne was a busy little ... uh, beaver ... and has now managed to get fired from her staff job and annoy Blogspot so much that they emptied her blog of content. Wonkette, however, managed to copy the content and post it on her own site here, so if you want the details please enjoy. A warning though: It is adult fare. If you're under 18 or my parents, don't read it.

Anyway, I find the whole thing fascinating because a) It's going to get the blogoshpere on the mainstream news again, possibly in a big way, and b) I'm interested in the psychological workings of a young woman who can carry on six simultaneous affairs and, at the same time, take a moral stand against mixed marriage. One imagines the yawning gulf between lifestyle and belief system generates cognitive dissonance of biblical proportions. How I'd love to interview the little minx.