According to a new (and highly accurate) survey (using a super secret formula) what you are reading this very moment is the 4th most influential political blog in Oregon. Since I actually write very little about Oregon politics the ranking is even more impressive. And since the top three blogs actually do write about Oregon politics on a daily basis my calculation is that the results therefore by default have determined that this is in fact the most influential religious blog in Oregon (take that other Oregon religious blogs!). In any event, to celebrate my new found standing as the writer of a highly influencial blog I now require that when I do say something about Oregon politics people actually do what I tell them to do instead of completely ignoring me (unless, of course, one of the three top blogs tell you to do something else). Also, and I don’t want to get nasty about this, but rumor has it the #1 blog stole the vote using punch card ballots left over from 2000 (those guys spend a lot of time studying Karl Rove).