Lambert appreciation thread
For me, the cool thing about being a Corrente Senior Fellow (active or emeritus, or whatever the fuck I'm doing here these days) is posting on my favorite blog on the whole intertubes.
Now, there are a few awesome folks whom we'd surely like to hear more from these days. Some tell us they're keeping their powder dry until the "pie fight" is over, and that's cool. "Whatever gets you through the night," as John Winston/Ono Lennon once said.
But they also serve who stand and don't wait. And few have done that like one Lambert Strether.
He was blogging when the leftysphere stood against the conventional wisdom.
And now that the leftysphere has rolled over for such manufactured memes as "Hillary is a rabid Rovian racist assassin determined to destroy the Democrats," he stands boldly shrill still.
Lambert has cultivated perhaps the most diverse group of writers ever to grace one C-list blog. And he is, simply put, my single favorite blogger anywhere.
I don't know if there's an official Corrente Code somewhere, but it seems basically: write well, be honest, and give a damn. And he does, he does.
Lambert has an amazing ear for an important story, a heart set to hammer against hypocrisy, an undying concern for social justice, and a wit that rapiers only wish their sharpness were compared to.
He knows that blessed are the Ramen eaters... and healthier are those who grow their own food, when they can.
When Left Blogistan decided that this campaign demanded a little too much democracy for its taste and that the old media critique just didn't matter anymore — why quibble with conventional wisdom now that the old-hat baby-boomer party-partisan Bubbas are being replaced by a creative class that's younger and has better fonts... and fewer icky and divisive concerns like "feminism" — he stood up for partisanship.
With apologies to group and its think du jour, it might try recalling when being "The Blogosphere's Paul Krugman" was, as Mr. Lennon said of working-class heroes, something to be.
Perhaps, like me, you think it still is. And if you do, please show Lambert some love here.
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