A great read from Kos over at Daily Kos, the flagship liberal blog on the net, on the Obama ex-gay flap. Although this particular issue seems like a non-starter to me, his willingness to attack leadership and hero worship is a great example of why I like Kos. For starters, he's a talented and entertaining blogger who knows how to put fire into the belly of the left. More importantly, he's a rare leader who's willing to challenge the dogma within his party. His message empowers his readers to think for themselves rather than blindly follow this or that flawed leader. This is especially impressive given the fact I suspect he's secretly on the payroll of the DNC.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of "Kossacks" have utterly failed to pick up his message of challenging authority. In their monthly straw poll of their favorite Democratic presidential candidate, Chris Dodd went from 0% to 7% to 21% over the span of three months, making him the second place favorite. Really? Chris Dodd? A long-shot policy wonk? What could compel a fifth of Daily Kos readers to suddenly shift their allegiances to a full-time DC insider? The reason is that Kos voted for him in a previous poll. What an utterly pathetic collection of sheep. Sigh.
Also interesting in politics: Telegraph ranks the top 100 liberals and conservatives.