July 6, 2005

Covering the unknown Supreme Court nominee.

Hmmm... just checking the Site Meter referrals and seeing that I'm getting traffic from the Washington Post. It's this article (on page 2) -- Howard Kurtz, writing about the Supreme Court appointment -- or, really, the strangeness of all the media coverage of the appointment in this period before anyone's been selected. Kurtz quotes this post of mine. And he collects lots of other commentary -- quite interesting -- about the unknown nominee and the Senate response to him/her.

I notice Kurtz refers to me only as "Ann Althouse," not "blogger Ann Althouse" or "law professor Ann Althouse" or "blogging law professor Ann Althouse" or "law professing blogger Ann Althouse." Not sure whether that makes me feel famous or obscure.

13 comments:

Ron said...

Ann: I'd say you should feel famous, because Kurtz has now made you a brand name! Like Xerox or Kleenex! Doesn't it sound like that in his article?

"Ann Althouse -- for creamy, bloggy goodness. Good til the last post."

Mark said...

How much you want to bet that someday he confuses you and Anne Applebaum.

Ron said...

Mark: hmmm...you wonder if there's an Ann Applebaumhouse out there somewhere...who needs to blog!

Matt Drachenberg said...

I would send an official looking, lawyer-type letter to Mr. Kurtz and DEMAND that, should he want to send you thousands of hits in the future, he refer to you as, "Law Professor, Blogger, Blond, Audi TT Driving, Madison Wisconsin Resident, Cooking Enthusiast, American Idol Fan, Ann Althouse. Or does only Reynolds have that kind of juice?

ziemer said...

take heart.

i once read a petition for review to see my myself quoted extensively.

then i read the response to the petition, and read that i was nobody in the league of prosser on torts, couch on insurance, nichols, lafave, etc.

Ann Althouse said...

"Cooking enthusiast"? Where the hell did that come from?

Gerry said...

You'll know you've made it big when not only are titles optional, not only are descriptions unneeded, but you get the single name treatment.

Althouse says. Or better yet, just Ann.

vnjagvet said...

When Althouse blogs, people listen.

Too Many Jims said...

How about "famously obscure"?

Beldar said...

He credits you as being a rhetoric deconstructor. That's might be better than being called either a blogger or a law professor. I'd say it's a compliment.

Ann Althouse said...

Beldar: Thanks. The three things are kind of the same.

Matt Drachenberg said...

ummm....eating enthusiast?

Ann Althouse said...

Matt: That's better.