December 22, 2005

Conservative Blogress Diva.

GayPatriot is looking to choose the "Conservative Blogress Diva," and I'm one of the nominees. How would a diva say go over there and vote for me? It's not a question of who's the most conservative, you know. It's a question of who would make the best diva. Think about it!

45 comments:

chuck b. said...

Done!

Goesh said...

I saw it earlier and gave you a vote - looks like some stiff competition

Ann Althouse said...

I'll bet none of those other women write about gay men as much as I do!

tiggeril said...

I've never heard of a lot of those women. Weird.

Charles said...

That is a tough crowd, but really only about 3 to choose from. I voted Althouse!

Dave said...

Funny...I just saw this poll via Jane Galt and saw that you were nominated as well.

So, to be honest, I just voted for Jane Galt from one computer, and now I'm voting for you from a different computer.

Though neither of you are especially "conservative" in your views, which is probably why I read your blogs...

tcd said...

Hi Professor!
Done. Merry Christmas!

DJ Ninja said...

I agree with Dave--I've never found this blog particularly conservative. Maybe only conservatives hate "Contact." ;)

Palladian said...

You're the most "fabulous" Ann, and I say that in the butchest voice I can muster.

Aren't at least a few of those other women actually sort of hostile toward gay people? That does not a diva make.

Meade said...

Diva, schmiva! Ann, you don't even sing!

chuck b. said...

As sort of a lapsed liberal (or whatever I am), I feel ambivalent about voting for Ann as a conservative.

Perhaps for emotional reasons only (because I can't think of any intellectual ones), I'd rather vote for "Ann Althouse, the liberal who supports the Iraq mission" than "Ann Althouse, the conservative who supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage".

It doesn't make any sense, but I must acknowledge that I feel ambivalent.

SteveR said...

I voted for Ann. Surprised to not see the Anchoress.

peter hoh said...

Diva? Yes. And I mean that in a good way.

Conservative? I'm having a hard time with this. Ann is one of the free-range bloggers who don't fit into the conservative/liberal dualism.

But if conservatives want to regard her as their diva, I'm all for that.

LarryK said...

If John Lennon was alive, I bet he'd write a song called "I am the Blogress."

By the way, you got my vote.

boringmadedull said...

I tend to agree - I've never found that Prof. Althouse to be anything similar to a "movement" conservative. Or for that matter, even a "self identified" conservative, so I'm not sure that this a conservative diva makes.

But this certainly is one of my regular stops on the web.

Ann Althouse said...

Boring: Divas make own own rules. We don't join movements.

downtownlad said...

I'll bet none of those other women write about gay men as much as I do!

K. Lopez of The Corner does. But not in a very positive way.

You should win Ann, hands down, if there is any justice in this world!!!

LarryK said...

But what if there was a Diva movement?

One sign of Diva-nity is being recognizable by a single name. For instance, wasn't there kind of a diva sing-off between Aretha, Mariah, and Celine? "Ann" doesn't have quite the same catchet (no offense, it's also my wife's name), but there is always "the Divine Miss Althouse."

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

I voted for you, Ann. In fact I think I'll go over and vote for you again. I always thought I'd vote for you for anything.

I see you've got that beginning-of-the-alphabet thing working for you, too.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Damn, I tried and it said, "You've already voted in this poll"! What's this world coming to?

peter hoh said...

Michelle Malkin was leading in the polls when I voted. I've read her blog -- not very diva-ish, if you ask me. And I mean that in a good way.

Ann Althouse said...

Richard: Yeah, one thing I like about this poll, as opposed to the Weblog Awards, is that you can't repeat vote (unless you have more than one computer).

XWL said...

I find the poll somewhat sexist/genderist.

All the biggest divas I've known have had penises.

And only being able to vote once per computer isn't very Democratic (as in Democratic party, not the other meaning of the word, vote early, vote often has long been their motto)

Ann Althouse said...

That is, to win a Weblog Award, you've got to link and beg for ten days. I'm too much of a diva to do that.

Larry K: Yeah, look at the blog masthead quotes.

downtownlad said...

Malkin is a prude. I think that is an instant disqualification for being a diva if you ask me!

Elizabeth said...

K-Lo and Malkin are no Divas. Althouse isn't conservative. What a weird survey!

EricP said...

I was torn between Cathy Young and you. You ended up getting my vote. After seeing the results, I sort of regretted it, she deserves to get more than 0% of the vote;-).

Closest "word verification" to a real word that I've seen "uisng".

Goatwhacker said...

I'd rather be called a diva than a blogress I think, it sounds like a mix of blogging and ogress.

chuck b. said...

You should ask Insta-P for his support. You'd win for sure. He likes you more than those other wannabes.

Ann Althouse said...

Elizabeth: "K-Lo and Malkin are no Divas. Althouse isn't conservative. What a weird survey!"

I think the key is that conservatives need a diva, not that the diva is so specifically conservative.

chuck b.: "chuck b. said...
You should ask Insta-P for his support. You'd win for sure."

I think you're missing the internal linkage dynamic of Pajamas -- which is, of course, another reason to vote for me. I won't throw my lot in with those pseudo-dominant males. They should crawl to me.

chuck b. said...

"They should crawl to me."

Indeed!

(And, no, I do not understand Pajamas--please do NOT explain it to me.)

Consider this a bit of wisdom from a former diva herself: You must be prepared to be ruthless in order to win!

By. Any. Means. Necessary!

If that calls for a making temporary alliances with males, well, you can bet the others are thinking about it right now!

I'm just saying think about it--cuz
right now you're in third place.






Remember: Ruthless!

Kirk Parker said...

Richard:

Regarding your voting problem: move to Seattle, then you can do it.

Elizabeth said...

Ann: "I think the key is that conservatives need a diva, not that the diva is so specifically conservative."

Ok, I get that. But it's still a conundrum to me. Diva is anathema to conservatism. Conservatives need a good drag queen, but then, they wouldn't be conservative anymore. I'm not conceding diva-dom to conservatives. Let 'em make their own culture and not co-opt mine!

Eli Blake said...

Hey, I just voted and your running a very attainable third this time (204 votes vs. 229 and 228 for the only two ahead of you). Of course they listed the ballot alphabetically (you know how politicians are always scrambling for the top spot).

Anyway, just because I like your blog because it isn't 100% conservative, I will make a point of getting my 'worker' to vote from my work computer in the morning.

Ann Althouse said...

Elizabeth: What culture are you idenifying as yours? Gay male culture?

Mary said...

Remember the Under Their Robes controversy? I am betting that some commenters here portray themselves under different genders. Or play more than one character. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

cheers

XWL said...

Are there any Lesbian divas?

(Cathy Seipp adds a snarky aside about Tammy Bruce in her post regarding the voting that suggests the 'comfortable shoes' might get in the way of diva-dom)

Prof. Althouse, before you get my vote you must produce visual evidence that you own (or in the past sported) a pair of shoes with heels 2.5" or beyond and could be described as 'eff me' shoes, cause that's one of the main markers of diva-dom in my book.

(Just look at Moxie's banner boots for reference)

Simon said...

Since when have Ann, or Tammy Bruce, been conservatives - let alone "conservative divas" (a la Laura Ingraham, presumably)?

I don't know many of these names, and I'm not sure if we're voting to give them an acolade. I refuse to give props to Carol Liebau, whose writing at ConfirmThem I loved during the Roberts nomination, but who sold her soul when the Miers nomination came out (I'm sorry, but there are people who came out of that furore unscathed, Beldar for example, and others, Carol and Hewitt, who tarred themselves for life as far as I'm concerned). And Michelle Malkin is just awful; even when I agree with her (which is more often than I would expect myself to), I just hate her writing.

At the end of it, I voted for Bridget Johnson (GOP vixen), but I probably prefer Beth from My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

The Drill SGT said...

I voted for you and though you have top billing, I think you're gonna come in 3rd. sorry

Elizabeth said...

Ann,

That's a fair question: my culture is queer culture, and it's reductive to try to break that down to gay men versus lesbians. I most definately identify more with gay male culture than I do with K-Lo! The idea of a conservative diva is, to me at least, like lipstick on a pig. So I couldn't vote in that poll--but if I had, it was between you and Cathy Young, neither of whom are conservatives, at least not cultural conservatives. How on earth can a cultural conservative be a diva? This does not compute.

Ann Althouse said...

Elizabeth: "Reductive" isn't much of a response. I really don't see much connection between gay males and lesbians in the dimension we're talking about (divas). GayPatriot, which is sponsoring the vote, is looking for a diva. I don't get the idea that lesbians get to deny that to him on the ground that he's not on the left!

brylin said...

If you are using Internet Explorer, and if you click Tools, Internet Options, and if you click "Delete Cookies" then you will probably be able to cast multiple votes. After each vote you will have to repeat this process. (Caution: you will also have to re-register for most of your newspapers and other sites requiring registration).

This information is provided for academic purposes only and is not intended to be used for voting fraud purposes.

Elizabeth said...

Ann,

I sure can't deny Gaypatriot his right to construct this fantasy creature, the "conservative diva" but the very fact that Kathryn Lopez is nominated points to an essential problem with the concept. Rightwing gays have to contort quite a bit to find gay culture in a conservative context. They have every right to make the attempt, but I don't have to play along. GP is a big boy; it's not like I'm teling him there's no Santa.

And I'll hold to my assertion that as a lesbian, culturally I have more in common with gay men than you recognize. I'll agree that's less true for seperatist lesbians living on a commune in the Arkansas hills, but who cares about them anyway?

Nikki Chau said...

How dare them put Michelle - slap me - Malkin in the same category as you? I call foul. Btw, voting mission accomplished (per your request), unlike *that* other mission...

knoxgirl said...

the heck is "Sondra K" ?

(no offense, Sondra)