Commenter of Constitution Week

It’s typically pretty easy to become a contender for commenter of the week: Pander to either Will or keely23sep2007.jpgAnita. But during Constitution Week, not a single commenter took the easy route by commenting on either of Will’s favorite subjects, the US Constitution and pirates.

Instead, Keely and Sharon challenged themselves. Sharon’s sundry comments showed a great range of interests. But Keely is Commenter of Constitution Week. Keely expressed a preference for the napoleon4.jpgBBB over Friday night television. She clinched the award with her comment at The Bugle at Flickr, thereby helping promote the expansion of the Bugle empire. (See illustration of that expansion at right.)

There is no special “Constitution Trophy” because Keely didn’t say anything about the Constitution. (A few of the Bugle staff are disappointed, but most think that Keely is more than deserving of this prize.) All the Bugle staff acknowledge Keely as the sovereign and legitimate award-winner. I, for one, welcome our new overlord of the comments. Viva Keely!

2 Comments to “Commenter of Constitution Week”

  1. Keely said...
    3 October 2007

    omg, omg, omg!!! Where have I been?? How long has it been since I won and I’m just logging in now to accept my award. I’ve tried ever so hard to be a devoted reader of the Bugle. I think the Cubs run to the end of the regular season definitely got me off track. First of all, let me apologize to Will for not commenting on the constitution. I’m pretty apolitical and not that interested in government although I believe I did score well on my constitution test back in the eighth grade. Secondly, thank you Anita for your support. Congratulations on the key to the club. and now I’m off to check out the pics of Doug’s visit. Love you guys!! Ciao

  2. Will said...
    3 October 2007

    Oh, but Keely — there’s something in the Constitution for everyone! For the record-keepers, there’s Article 1, Section 5: “Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either House on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.”

    OK, new “best job ever” — Scrapbooker of the Capitol, who is “responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the Official Scrapbook of Congress.”

    For those annoyed by young people, there’s the age restrictions, such as: “…neither shall any person be eligible to that office [President] who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years…”

    For those who like to keep things tidy: “New states may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of the Congress.”

    I could go on and on. Really, most of the US Constitution isn’t political at all! And let’s not even get started on the UN Charter, or other countries’ constitutions.