I’m been egregiously lax about posting Council results – or about posting anything – but this week’s results were such crush that I wanted to direct your attention to the winning post. JoshuaPundit’s account of his recent heart attack took the voters by storm:
Having a heart attack tends to focus you on what’s important. Like breathing, which I thoroughly recommend. There I was, coming back into the house after swimming some laps when I suddenly became aware of pains that were roughly like a bad case of heartburn and shortness of breath. And no, I did not immediately think heart attack. It didn’t go away after about a half hour… in fact,the pain increased and was joined with a certain light lightheadedness and a cold sweat. So I dialed 911. Contrary to popular legend, I was able to get through immediately and was promptly switched from the main operator to the paramedics, where the dispatcher took me through my symptoms, advised me what to do and literally stayed on the line with me and held my hand – I do not exaggerate – until the paramedics got to my home.
The Council runner-up was The Razor’s take on Chinese motivations, Iran’s nuclear program, and why the two line up so well. Probably nothing a little smart power can’t solve, so no worries.
The non-Council winner came from the Daily Caller and was about the Pentagon’s ongoing refusal to recognize what happened at Ft. Hood. The runner-up post from Harry’s Place dealt with Andrew Sullivan’s antisemitism. There’s a lot more in the article than just Andrew Sullivan’s antisemitism, of course: Israel, the global campaign to delegitimize Jewish statehood, the woe-is-me victimized ethos of rhetorical thugs, etc. But Andrew Sullivan’s antisemitism runs as a kind of thread throughout the whole thing. A very antisemitic thread.
* Life 2.0 – Turning Hindsight Into Foresight [Watcher Of Weasels]
* Life 2.0 [JoshuaPundit]
* Failing at force protection: The misguided Pentagon report on the Ft. Hood massacre [Daily Caller]
* Sullivan [Harry's Place]