Althouse and Her Meade

There’s actually an article today in the New York Times about this.

Consider the erotic potential between blogger and commenters.

The blogger is boss, a salon host with wit and whip. Certainly a blogger thrives on commenters — who wants to declaim to an empty e-room? But let’s be clear: blogger, sovereign; commenters, courtiers.

That’s why the bloggerati pounced gleefully last week on the news that one of their own had fallen in love with a commoner, er, commenter.

Reader, she is going to marry him.

Ann Althouse, 58, is a law professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison who blogs about politics, law and cultural whatnots in a sharp, occasionally ribald tone. She admires Rush Limbaugh, voted for George Bush in ’04 and Barack Obama in ’08. She attracts derision and applause from 500,000 monthly visitors.

The jeers spiked ever since the March 22 announcement on her blog that this divorced mother of two adult sons, stalwartly single for more than 20 years, is engaged to a commenter known simply as “Meade.” Except for her closest readers, the blogosphere was taken by surprise.

Well, I’m happy for her, even though I don’t think she’s as smart as she (and Meade) thinks she is. I’m happy for anyone who finds true love.

And besides, she and I are the same age. Maybe there’s still hope.

4 Responses to “Althouse and Her Meade”

  1. Brian says:

    Well, you were truly happy for her, and if you were a magnanimous and not a small-minded creature, you’d leave out your snot-nosed crack that Althouse is not “as smart as she (and Meade) thinks she is.”

    But for the fully politicized individual, that apparently isn’t possible.

  2. Kathy says:

    You missed my point. I’m happy for her despite the fact that she’s not as smart as she thinks she is.

    I could have said a lot worse about her, too, and it would all have been justified. But this is a happy occasion, right?

    She may not be as smart as she thinks she is, but she still has the human right to love and be loved. I’m happy for anyone who has that, or finds it.

    Anyone, Brian. Even you.

  3. Chief says:

    I’ve not read Ms. Althouse. Not because I disagree with her politics. I may or may not agree. I haven’t read her because there are so many bloggers, that I can’t possibly read them all.

    But, I have read enough of Kathy’s writings to firmly believe that she is bright enough to have been a lawyer if she had pursued that line of work.

    Bottom line: I feel that Kathy is smart enough to speak to what she thinks of Ms. Althouse’s smarts, or lack thereof.

    I also am happy that Ms. Althouse has found someone with whom she can be happy. There is truly peace in finding a soul-mate.

  4. Kathy says:

    Thank you, Chief. 🙂

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