This is pretty stupid. A website called "Bastards of the Blogs" is advertising on Polipundit
(bottom of left sidebar). Today they are pushing a downloadable Michelle Malkin Bastards of the Blogs Card
But get this text from the back of the card:Malkin toes the conservative line, but she does call out missteps by Republicans; her criticism of the Harriet Miers nomination for U.S. Supreme Court was a prime example.
So which is it? Does she toe the line, or does she call out missteps by Republicans? The card claims that "The talking points come down and I get bloggin'... Karl Rove's my daddy!" Apparently the talking points on Brownie and Harriet Miers and immigration got lost somewhere along the way.
Some of the other criticism is lame or bizarre:Her book In Defense of Internment defends the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans by the U.S. Government during World War II, and it was criticized by both conservatives and liberals. Did we mention she's Filipino-American?
What does her ancestry have to do with it? Is this the old "race traitor" canard, under which all people of Asian ancestry are supposed to stick together? Note particularly that the only folks who ever accuse anybody of being traitors to the white race are neo-Nazis.
And get this:Her meteoric rise in the blogosphere is attributed by some to an aggressive cross linking program with Powerline.
Actually, her meteoric rise in the blogosphere is more likely due to the fact that she's a nationally syndicated columnist, best-selling author and frequent TV commenter. Of course that would only get her so far if she were a mediocre blogger. I mean, think about this for a second, if an agressive cross-linking program with Power Line would get you up to the top of the blogosphere then why doesn't everybody do it? The answer, of course, is that everybody doesn't have the kind of traffic Michelle Malkin does.