If it's good enough for the great Dan Kennedy, it's good enough for me:
According to the great gods of the Boston
Phoenix, these are my 10 most popular blog posts of the year. They’re a mix
of news scoops, commentary, analysis, snarkiness, ranting, and of course
calling out Mitt Romney. Seems surprisingly light on Scotto posts, but I’m sure
that will change in 2012. Coming later: my most popular articles of the year.
Ad, Nov. 25
My "big think" piece about what Mitt Romney's blatantly deceitful
first ad of the cycle portends for politics (and those of us who cover
2) Romney: Hot For Cold Fusion?, Dec. 8
A fun catch, which apparently got passed around the ol’ cold-fusion link
3) Early Leader, Most Inappropriate
Reaction, May 1
Some people thought it was unnecessarily cruel of me to snag this screen
shot and throw it on my blog. And thanks to this list, even more people will
4) A DeLeo Shakeup Coming? Jan.
Not only did I get to break news, I also got to make totally random Justin
Bieber jokes about a major state political figure. No wonder it made the top 5!
5) Scotto’s Hard-Knock Life?,
Scott Brown (who, for mysterious and enigmatic reasons, I refer to as Scotto
since he became US Senator) got into a media tit-for-tat with Elizabeth Warren,
and I took the opportunity to dispel some myths about him.
6) Romney’s No-Lose Life, Nov. 14
Similarly, I used a New York Times
story about Romney’s Bain years as an excuse to trot out and discuss one of my
favorite anecdotes from the Mitt files.
7) Romney Rewrites, Sampler, Feb.
The follow-up to the column that launched the $10,000 wager. (Which is #1 on
the next list.)
8) 2012 GOP Presidential Rankings,
Updated!, Feb. 2
Best line: “From the get-go, I said there was the chance that Gingrich could
bluff running so long that he ends up forgetting to stop. I am now convinced,
by his most recent activity, that this has happened.”
9) Candidate for US Senate Marisa
DeFranco, March 23
My scoop on the first one in the much-watched race; she may soon be the last
one still in against Warren.
10) Know-Nothings And The Debt Crisis,