First of all, I’d like to congratulate Thomas Lifson and all the other fine contributors (I think there must be over ten thousand of them vs. one little old mirror here) over at American Thinker for winning the very semi-final round of iOTW’s Readers FavWorite Blog contest.
And I want to thank all my loyal supporters: the campaign staff, the volunteers, the poll “workers” and all the fansite voters. Without all your hard work and dedication to Chicago rules, I never would have made it this far. So give yourselves a big shout out!
And although we rallied at the finish line, we were, unfortunately, unable to overcome the the huge lead AT
grabbed established in the overnight early-voting block when we were all asleep. So I don’t consider this a defeat for our cause, since we’re all on the same team, just a slight setback in by drive and aspiration to become a huge star on the national scene with access to the kind of campaign bundlers the big guys have really make a difference.
So thanks to all the little people who contributed in your own small way to my success (h/t el Rushbo). And with your continued support and prayers, WE SHALL RETURN TO KICK A**!
And seriously, this was a lot of fun – thanks to BFH for the opportunity to play, and thanks to everyone here who kept us going right through the very semi-finals* (h/t PortiaElizabeth).
And Go Blue! (That’s UofM, lest there be any confusion)
* “Bunny Bixler and I were in the semi-finals - the very semi-finals, mind you - of the ping-pong tournament at the club and this ghastly thing happened. We were both playing way over our heads and the score was 29-28. And we had this really terrific volley and I stepped back to get this really terrific shot. And I stepped on the ping-pong ball! I just squashed it to bits. And then Bunny and I ran to the closet of the game room to get another ping-pong ball and the closet was locked! Imagine? We had to call the whole thing off. Well, it was ghastly. Well, it was just ghastly.” - Gloria Upson, Auntie Mame