Good for you, Adrian:
I have no idea why, but the traffic is hitting some real highs lately. Broadening my reader base has been a goal of mine for a long time [which is probably the most obvious statement a writer can make], and it’s nice to see that it’s slowly but surely happening. I’m also really getting my writing syndicated more these days, as other bloggers like Jack’s Newswatch, and Dust my Broom are picking up my stuff, and I’ve just recently started getting cross-posted to Gerry Nicholls’ new website for libertarians: Libertas Post. I’ve also added the entire archive of my contributions to the National Post in my “portfolio” page, which is nearing 130 entries since this January.
And what's behind this sudden surge in popularity? Ah, here we go:
My entry on Sarah Palin in the National Post on October 2 had about 35,000 hits in three days, thanks to some of the big blogs picking it up in the south, like Hot Air. Thanks to the many readers who sent me emails telling me how much they liked it.
Apparently, Adrian has discovered a fundamental truth in the Drool-o-sphere: Anyone with a minimal talent at wordsmithing and no standards whatsoever can build themselves a mighty fine readership simply by whoring themselves out to the lowest common denominator -- bloggily speaking. And Adrian settles in nicely, rummaging through the laundry hamper and coming up with a nicely used pair of Sarah Palin's unmentionables, then getting down to business:
There are a lot of conservatives who don’t like Sarah Palin, and they're probably quite right to do so. It’s true that her popularity is not derived from her wit, intelligence, or cerebral prowess in general. In fact, that’s what makes her so alluring to millions of Americans, and a fair share of Canadians, in the first place. She isn’t another summa cum laude graduate from Princeton like Sonia Sotomayor. She doesn’t strike anyone as an academic, or even draw upon her education during interviews with the media in order to impress upon people her knowledge and insights. And that again appeals to the ordinary people throughout the United States who embrace her.
Yes, that's our Sarah -- not one of those hoity-toity, latte-sipping, Volvo-driving liberals. Just reg'lar folk, that Sarah. A "real" American, you know. Ordinary people. One wonders if Adrian had to restrain his gorge while writing that, or whether he's just plain given up and is willing to whore himself out to whatever topic puts a stiffy in his Sitemeter stats.
Whatever the reason, I'm sure Adrian knows exactly the audience he's pandering to, attracting comments on his Post article such as:
Oct 02 2009
You can tell Palin is a good candidate by just how much hate she gets from the hard left.
Oct 02 2009
I concur weldonson, the left's hatred of her is pathological and frankly more than a little scary.
Oct 02 2009
This lady drives left wing nuts crazy! Which is probably why I find her to be remarkably refreshing and quick on her feet - I have a strange feeling that in the years to come there are going to be a lot people down south surprised by what she will achieve as she has been written off by a lot of people - which is always a good sign for great achievements - a dollar will get you a timbit there are a lot of people underating her right now - if she is smart this can be very useful
Oct 02 2009
I believe Sarah is going to be the next President. Mind you she is not a Community Activist by trade. She did not attend the Church with a Minister who is a radical and hates America. She is not surrounded by the Chicago Mob as her protectors. Hollywood hates her with a passion because she makes them all look like inbreeding ingrates. With all these things against her she is strong enough to prevail and succeed.
Oct 02 2009
As "dumb" and "ignorant" as Palin is alleged to be, she is about to tear a collective new one in elitists' lily-livered backsides...
and ... well, you get the idea. So congratulations, Adrian. As I said before, it's a lucky man that finally finds his intellectual level, so it must be a relief for you to finally give up trying to write anything of substance or value, and just pander to the ignorant mob purely for the sake of the unthinking adulation.
Perhaps a Senior Fellowship at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy awaits. Chase your dreams, Adrian. That's what I always say. Nothing is out of reach for the blogger who's willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of having no principles whatsoever for the sake of those precious Sitemeter numbers.
Ask Kate McMillan.
P.S. I notice that the soon-to-be-defunct National Post is still publishing Adrian under his nom de blog, with no disclosure to its readership that that's not his real name. I'm pretty sure that that says everything about the Post that needs to be said, none of it good.
AFTERSNARK: Playing to his new base, Adrian perpetuates the latest talking point:
Raphael Alexander: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the self-hating Jew
And then there's reality. Luckily, Adrian's new fans aren't terribly interested in reality. I see a bright future for that boy. A future which doesn't involve any respect for facts or brown people, but a bright future, nonetheless.
DEEP AFTERSNARK: Whenever I hear someone praising the notion of, you know, "real" Americans or the ordinary people, the man on the street as it were, I am inevitably reminded of:
I'm sure that requires no explanation.