Aw no you don't. Blue Gal is gonna be one blog that doesn't post that ugly grimace. But in the words of another fallen Republican crook, let me say this about that.
1. Kudos to the handlers. Blue Gal hopes her own Christmas Card photo looks as good. You trumped all expectations for the glazed eye, black and white, prisoner with a number shot. [PS the famous Helen Wheels has her example here.] We lefty bloggers haven't been disappointed this good for a while. It's too bad you guys don't work for FEMA, New Orleans would be rebuilt by now.
2. On the other hand, you now work for an indicted and soon to be convicted felon. But with a look like that, meebe Borowitz is right and your boss can just go on raising money in prison.
3. The best alternative DeLay photo is with Blue Gal's long time friends at Falafel Sex.
Yesterday was a real busy day at Blue Gal, and a few of her readers spent the boring work day watching her hit counter go up, for fun. If yer brain is bored today, she suggests this really good poem at Writer's Almanac.
Finally, Blue Gal had an interesting query yesterday in her email:
Blue Gal, I'm discouraged. Are we lefty bloggers just the same one hundred thousand people talking to each other over and over again?
Answer: Why yes we are, reader. But we are the cool one hundred thousand people talking to each other over and over again.
Blue Gal loves her new readers, specially those who wrote in or commented. Her calendar is gettin' full with all the reciprocal visits she plans to make in kind.