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The Cotillion - a Post-Party Wrap-Up!

Okay - so periodically I turn the television to E! Entertainment Television.  I know, I know - I should check myself into some twelve step program.  But you know how they have those post awards show wrap ups?  I just thought it would be fun to do the same on the great success of today’s debut of the Cotillion.  I am fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to participate in my small way in this rather grand event.

We were well-received in the blogosphere with an early morning link by Michelle Malkin.  How fun to be called a "hot conservative gal of the blogosphere!"  Later on in the day K.J. Lopez at The Corner on National Review Online pondered what Susan Estrich might think.  I do declare, I don’t believe we care what she may think.  Lastly, the Cotillion had a nice mention on CNN’s "Inside Politics" - exerpt of the transcript here (please pardon the errors and typos, ladies and gentlemen, however the emphasis is mine):   

So, bloggers, expanding, the most successful of them setting up companion sites to go with their regular blogs.

SCHECHNER: Now, another site of collaboration that wanted to show you today. Remember when you were a kid and you had to go to Cotillion (ph), the fancy dance where the boys had to learn to take the girls out. Well, today they formed the Cotillion it’s a CotillianBall.blogspot.com, and it’s a coalition of conservative female bloggers. We start over at CommonSenseRunsWild.typepad.com.  It’s Beth of My Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, Jody of Steal the Band Wagon, and then, Jeanette of Common Sense Runs Wild," the three of them, so the were annoyed at people saying, where are all the female bloggers? Where are their voices? Why aren’t they being heard?

So, what they did is they put together this collaboration of women. And it’s not based on linkage or traffic or anything like that. It’s basically just based on a group of women whose voices they liked and postings they liked. So, if you go to the companions that are the actual site itself, cotillion ball.globspot.com. Its got an introduction. Then it has a collection of women who are talking about various things. Just to bring some more female voices out there.

So ladies - we’ve been a part of history today!  Congratulations on a job well done to all, and in particular to our Web Mistresses Beth, Janette and Jody.  The ladies of the Cotillion Ball:

Potbelly Stove linked with Invitation to a Cotillion Ball
sisu linked with They could have danced all night
Fistful of Fortnights linked with "I do declare...."
thebandwagon linked with Wow
Vince Aut Morire linked with Knockers UP!

Knockers UP!

It's hard to believe, but CNN took time off from subversive politics to report on The Cotillion, of which mah baby is a proud member: From the

jody said:

Thank you! :)


This has been an exciting day. When Beth, Janette and I began our massive emailing extravaganza to work out the details on what we wanted to do, all we had in mind was: 1. We wanted to be able to highlight some of the best of the best female conserva...

"I do declare...."

We were well-received in the blogosphere with an early morning link by Michelle Malkin. How fun to be called a "hot conservative gal of the blogosphere!" Later on in the day K.J. Lopez at The Corner on National Review Online...

sisu said:

They could have danced all night

Our new blogfriends Beth, Janette and Jody are the belles of the ball.

Invitation to a Cotillion Ball

Right thinking ladies are inviting us to a Cotillion Ball.

Whew! I don't know about you but I am plum worn out and I wasn't even running the ball! LOL But I have found so many new blogs to visit.

I volunteered to HELP host it next week. Uh Oh, what have I gone and done. I don't know if I'll be able to "keep up" with all of the glorious gals. LOL

Janette said:

Thank you, Merri!