UPDATE: Hey, check out this email I just received from Will Hinton:
I am thrilled to announce that Good Will Hinton has been picked as a finalist for Best Centrist Blog for the 2006 Weblog Awards. This nomination is a reflection of all the great contributors, commentors, and readers here. Unlike some of the other nominees, I'm not sure that many of the individual contributors or commentors are particularly centrist in their viewpoints. However, as a collective group, we represent a centrist rhetoric with the desire for charitable and reasonable dialogue with those we disagree with.A vote for me, on the other hand, symbolizes what broad propositions and general principles? I mean, what does voting for me say about you? Does it mean you're -- gasp! -- not a good person? Does it mean you're not all about faith and hope? It's the Weblog Awards, your chance to reaffirm values. Or just vote for the blogs you like to read.
Big thanks go out first of all to Expat Teacher, with whom I have had a ongoing debate with for almost two years. I consider Mike a friend and greatly appreciate his good faith participation and the daily challenge he provides me.
I'd also like to recognize the great contributions of Curt Portzel, Dustin Kidd, Joseph Knippenberg, Jim Keffer, Rusty Tanton, Amber Rhea, Marc Porlier, gurufrisbee, CAC, Scott McD, jpe, and Brian Janaszek for their posts and comments. I am amazed at the conversations that have taken place over the past week or so that, in any other place, would have degenerated into terrible flame wars, but have been examples of people from opposite ends of the political/social/religious spectrum being willing to engage one another.
So now the voting begins to determine the winner. The voting lasts for the next ten days. I would greatly appreciate your vote for Good Will Hinton each of the next ten days so that we can have a good showing. Your vote will show that you have faith and hope for a renewed civil public square.