Blogwatch: Jan. 16, 2006

Among politiblogs, Ana Marie Cox, above, has long—in cyberterms anyway—reigned as queen. Her bawdy take on Washington made WONKETTE a must read. But with her novel Dog Days out and a big country to shill to, it was time to abdicate. Her successors: Alex Pareene, a sometime guest editor at GAWKER, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lat, who had secretly written the blawg UNDERNEATH THEIR ROBES in the guise of a lusty, law-loving female. Lat quit his government job last month and trumpeted his new gig by blogging, "You can't keep a good [wo]man down!"

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