After months of negotiation, Buck Naked Politics has agreed to give me a weekly column. When I heard that Damozel and The Crux were setting up a blog, I immediately offered my services. Both ladies are fairly bright and can understand the nuances of a political issue, if someone points them out. Due respect, however, I think women should stick to blogging about their children or cats, as they tend to get emotional about politics -- even when they appear to be objective, logical, and reasonable. Unfortunately, Damozel and Crux don't have children (though Damozel has cats), and each has a high opinion of her own objectivity and analytical skills.
At first, I volunteered my services as editor, as I have time on my hands at the moment and it would be something to do. I don't want to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty much an expert at dissecting the logic of an argument, having read all the works of Ayn Rand and taken a college course in Logic in which I earned a B+. Unfortunately, the girls said they didn't need an editor.
When they began to add contributing authors, I expected to hear from them, but they were too busy blogging, I guess, because they didn't call or email me. So then I sent them two or three offers. At first I didn't hear back, but finally---after the fourth email---the Crux wrote back and said they'd decided to give me a weekly column. (The Crux and I go way back, way back.)
Reading between the lines, I realized that she just didn't want to seem too eager. Most women play hard to get if you give them a chance: it's like exercising. They also worry about rejection. Crux didn't have anything to worry about in this case, as I'd made up my mind that blogging at BN-Politics would become my next hobby. She didn’t know that, of course.
As a columnist, I bring to the table a pragmatic, conservative, Christian approach based on the writings of leading conservative pundit Jon Swift, Miss Betty Bowers, Bill O'Reilly, my pin-up girls Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin, and all the folks at .National Review Online's "The Corner."
Damozel suggested that I include in my bio some "fun facts" about myself. At first I couldn't think of any. But then one came to me: people often say that I would look just like Sean Hannity -- if he were older, fatter and sometimes wore glasses.
Eventually I may post a photograph, but I am nervous about cyber-stalking. I am, after all, recently divorced (thus, technically eligible). It would be a great embarrassment to BN-Politics if some besotted female fan started emailing me incessantly, unmasked my identity (I've also been told I look a bit like Clark Kent), moved to my town to pursue me, and finally killed herself out of desperation. Apparently this happens quite often on the Internet.