Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:54 pm

Welcome to the big time

Filed under: Woohoo! — Lex @ 8:54 pm

There’s a great scene in the movie “Patton” in which British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery’s forces are racing U.S. Gen. George Patton’s forces to the Sicilian town of Palermo. Montgomery’s forces, believing they’ve gotten there first, parade through the streets as liberators, with music playing, flags and flowers waving, people cheering, etc., right up until they arrive at the town square — where they meet a bunch of American tanks from Patton’s forces who, unquestionably, got there first.

Hesiod isn’t Montgomery, of course, and no one will ever mistake me for Patton, either. But Hesiod appears to spend so much time blogging that it’s a bit surprising, when we agree at all (he’s rather more liberal than I), to find that I’ve gotten to an issue ahead of him. In this case, it’s the distinction between marriage and civil unions, which became more newsworthy in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning state bans on sodomy.

Given the traffic he draws — I’m betting his is one of the top four or five blogs in the liberal blogosphere in that regard — I’m delighted to be in the same company.

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