It often seems to me that right- and left-leaning blogs are like two ships passing in the night. Half write about the stupid things said by George Bush, Jerry Fallwell, Linda Chavez, Rush Limbaugh, etc. The other half writes about the stupid things said by John Kerry, Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand, Ted Rall, etc. It's kind of disappointing that there is so little actual clash between the two sides. And when there is, it's usually a battle of the trolls, not intelligent (and civil) debate.
Perhaps this will fill that gap:
If memory serves me right, it has long been a dream of mine to see the best of the blogosphere come together and stand tall in political combat, and now we are at the dawn of that dream becoming reality. Four Iron Bloggers have been chosen, answering the call to represent their parties and ideals against all challengers. Those with open minds have begun to step forward to offer their services as Judges of these brave combatants, and now the stage is being set.
It is time to throw open the doors to those who would aspire to best my Iron Bloggers, but their task will not be an easy one. While there may be bigger names in the blogosphere, I have searched long and hard to find the highest quality of blogging, and have selected those that truly shine as examples of what blogging can be. These Iron Bloggers will soon be known by many for what I have already seen in them - strong writing, provocative commentary and a fearless belief in their ideals.
So step forward and challenge my Iron Bloggers if you dare. Show us if you have what it takes to stand triumphant on the battlefield of thought. Who will be victorious? Who will be humbled?
Whose spleen will vent supreme?
Cool. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
(Hat tip: Rosemary, QOAE.)