I'm pleased to also note that my esteemed colleagues at CPS Oswald Sobrino and Earl E. Appleby are contenders for "Best Political Blog." (I'm disappointed to see that David Schrader of Catholics for Bush didn't merit the nomination as well -- he was a fine ally of CatholicKerryWatch during the presidential election and I'm honored to work with him as a co-editor at Catholics in the Public Square).
So, congratulations all around to all the blogs who were nominated -- and to our readers: if you appreciated the work my colleagues have done both on Catholics in the Public Square (and our previous incarnation during the 2004 presidential election as Catholic Kerry Watch), we certainly appreciate your support.
P.S.: Nathan reminds me that this blog has also had the honor of being nominated in the category "Best Presentation," and Dr. Philip Blosser's The Pertinacious Papist" is a contender for "Most Intellectual." Wonnderful news!
Last but certainly not least, do remember that -- as thrilling (or disappointing) as these nominations are -- one shouldn't take them as necessarily representative of the "best and brightest" of St. Blog's parish -- as Jeff says, "Five nominations per category doesn't really cover the depth of St. Blogs." Those wishing to gain a true appreciation of what Catholic bloggers have to offer are invited to explore my blogroll. =)