4&20 Makes the Washington Post’s Best of State Politics Blog Roll

by jhwygirl

A pleasantly surprising thing to wake up to on a Sunday morning, the Washington Post’s politics blog, The Fix, has listed 4&20 blackbirds as one of Montana’s entries into the Best of the State Politics Blog.

Chris Clizza has been writing The Fix since October 2005. Before that, he was with Roll Call, D.C.’s publication covering Capitol Hill.

What I’m wondering now is whether Left in the West is too far up in the stratosphere to be seen? Certainly Montana’s blogfather belongs on that list too!


It’s a honor Chris – and we b’birders will continue to work hard churning out the writing that has earned placement on the Washington Post’s Best of State Politics blogroll.


  1. Doug in the Flathead

    Congratulations to you guys!! Keep up the great work.

  2. MTSentinel

    Regarding LITW. Jay Stevens ≠ Matt Singer in style, substance or quality. Take a gander at who reads LITW these days – maybe 1 in 10 are even from Montana.

  3. From what I can tell (and I’ve got access to these numbers), well over 50% of our readers are from Montana. A lot of the rest have U.S. Congress IPs and probably work for Tester, Baucus, or Rehberg. We do have traffic from all over the country.

    As for Cilizza’s nod to 4and20, it’s completely fair. This blog is great. Congratulations!

  4. petetalbot

    There were a lot of omissions on WaPo’s blog list — not just from Montana but Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming — and that’s just a few of the states that I know of.

    I think that considering our population, Montana has some of the best sites in the country. I regularly get information from: Left in the West, Montana Netroots, Intelligent Discontent, Wulfgar!, to name a few. I even read those misguided conservative blogs, which post provocative stuff on a timely basis.

    We often link to Chris Cillizza’s fine site, The Fix. That probably didn’t hurt our ranking in the awards. But I’ll take any ego stroke I can get.

  5. Congrats to jhwygirl and all the rest of the 4&20 blackbirds family for your excellent blog. Facts, humor and outrage in one fine package. I did discover you through Left in the West, so Matt Singer gets some credit. He has Wyoming roots, I understand, which explains a lot. That’s true of jhwygirl too. What would the Montana prog-blogosphere do without its cousins to the South? Great job, ya’ll.

  6. IMHO, I think LiTW is a political blog. We don’t talk about much other than politics, politics, politics, including a good dose of national topics.

    But the B’birds has always been about more. We do local politics and topics of interests. It’s more like a group of personalities rather than just a political beast. It’s a little slice of Missoula, maybe.

    In any case, congratulations go out to all the regular b’bird writers — Pete, grl, Rebecca & Jamee — y’all have really made this your home.

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