You darling peeps and your vote clicking got me the 3rd highest number o'votes in the 3 Quarks Daily best political writing contest.
And fan girl me is all "OMG- Tariq Ali is gonna read my post!" (Well maybe- 3Quarks Daily is picking 6 to 9 posts of the top 20 to forward to him, but I gotta hope that the voting influences it a wee bit.)
You peeps rock the casbah. Many many many thanks.