Althouse Finds Love In The Comments Section
Pretty cool story about love in a digital age.
Ann Althouse, 58, is a law professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison who blogs about politics, law and cultural whatnots in a sharp, occasionally ribald tone. She admires Rush Limbaugh, voted for George Bush in â€™04 and Barack Obama in â€™08. She attracts derision and applause from 500,000 monthly visitors.
The jeers spiked ever since the March 22 announcement on her blog that this divorced mother of two adult sons, stalwartly single for more than 20 years, is engaged to a commenter known simply as â€œMeade.â€ Except for her closest readers, the blogosphere was taken by surprise.
â€œDoes she know the guy?â€ sniggered Mickey Kaus, the Slate blogger, in a bloggingheads.tv interview.
In a phone interview, Ms. Althouse shot back, â€œIf a male blogger found women to consort with by going into his comments, I think heâ€™d be congratulated.â€