Time’s Person of the Year Edition

TIME has announced George Bush as their Person of the Year.
More precisely, “President George W. Bush: American Revolutionary”, according to the cover shot.
And more importantly (well, for our little community): TIME devotes significant ink to blogs in the issue, including noting 10 Things We Learned About Blogs, and an extensive profile of the Power Line crew.
The profile is well done, and worth reading, particularly if you know of Power Line in a vague sense but don’t really know much about the three gentlemen behind it. The author, Lev Grossman, is a novelist, and he spins some wonderful lines into the story. My favorites:
On the Power Line gang: “They’re a fun bunch, in a lawyerly way.”
On blogs: “It takes about 20 sec. to read a typical blog post, and when you’re finished you’ve got the basic facts up to the minute plus a dab of analysis and a dash of spin. If you’re not satisfied, you can click the link for more. If you are, you can go back to checking your e-mail and jiggering your spreadsheets or whatever you do for a living. This is news Jetsons-style. If it were any neater and quicker, it would come in a pill.”

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