The Watcher's Council nominations for the week of February 20th were presented, the votes were cast, and the winner has now been announced!
For those of you who who may be reading about the Watcher's Council for the first time, it is a group consisting of some of the top conservative minded bloggers from around the world.
A group that The Political Commentator is extremely proud to have been asked to be part of!
Each week members select and submit an article of their own creation in addition to one article from a non-council blog they find to be particularly topical and important.
While you may not always agree with what you read, that alone may make the experience that much more valuable!
Once the submissions have been received at an undisclosed location in secret ballot form, the Watcher's Council members then individually vote for their favorites.
Those votes are protected and held by outside auditing firm Arthur Andersen until such time as they are counted and a winner named for the Grand Prize.
This Grand Prize consists of the appreciation of our peers.
In the end though, we all win because of the range of information and important analysis received on the critical issues of the day.
In a nutshell, the Watcher's Council is the ultimate conservative blog aggregator!
So without further ado, the winners of this weeks Watcher's Council are...?
*First place with 3 2/3 votes! Joshuapundit – Harvard Endorses Israel’s Destruction
Second place *t* with 2 1/3 votes – The Mellow Jihadi-Errrrr-rah Marine, Cobra Blood!
Second place *t* with 2 1/3 votes – Bookworm Room- The ‘ultrasound = rape’ meme on the Left is part of a larger movement to discredit Republicans with a Big Lie
Third place with 1 2/3 votes – The Razor-The Limits of Labels
Fourth place with 1 1/3 vote – The Independent Sentinel-Forget the Volt and Buy A 1997 Buick Park Avenue
Fifth place *t* with 1 vote – The Glittering Eye-Peace Through Cost-Benefit Analysis
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Colossus of Rhodey-Just a crazy writer looking for attention
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Simply Jews – A few questions for a BDS supporter
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Noisy Room –Who The Hell Do These People Think They Are?
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Political Commentator –To own a gun or not to own a gun?
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – The World Great Satan Made
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote – VA Right! – Obama Is a Progressive. He Can’t Be a Christian Too!
First place with 3 1/3 votes! – Mark Steyn- Contraception Misdirection submitted by Joshuapundit
Second place with 2 2/3 votes – Melanie Phillips – When a seven year-old is branded a bigot submitted by Bookworm Room
Third place with 2 votes – Stonegate InstituteA New Year of “Dhimmitude” for Egypt’s Copts submitted by The Political Commentator
Fourth place with 1 2/3 votes -Michelle MalkinTaxing Medical Practice to Death submitted by The Independent Sentinel
Fifth place *t* with 1 1/3 votes - Via Meadia – Beyond Blue 5: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs submitted by The Glittering Eye
Sixth place *t* with 1 vote - Sultan Knish –Guns, Butter, Jobs and Birth Control submitted by The Noisy Room
Sixth place *t* with 1 vote -Pressure Points – Playing Down the Iranian Threat submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
Seventh place *t* with 2/3 vote -The Elder Of Ziyon –“Israeli viruses infecting Egyptian chickens” submitted by Simply Jews
Seventh place *t* with 2/3 vote -Tim Stanley/The Telegraph –Sean Penn should return his Malibu estate to the Mexicans submitted by Rhymes With Right
Eighth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Castra Praetoria –What Did They Expect? submitted by The Mellow Jihadi
Eighth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Just One Minute –When Is A Tie Not A Tie? submitted by The Watcher
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