Thanks to Kevin and the gang for inviting me to join the team here at Wizbang. I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of this truly unique blog and to introduce myself to those readers that don't yet know me.
I am a native North Carolinian who was blessed to have had the opportunity to vote for Jesse Helms three times. Don't bother doing the math, I am 40 years old. I am (first and foremost) a mom with two girls, ages 5 and 9, and wife to my husband of 14 years, who is proud to have served six years in the Marine Corps.
I have always been a political junkie, but only found an outlet for that passion two years ago when I was invited to join Polipundit as a guest blogger. The past two years have been an incredible experience. While I may be new to many Wizbang readers, some might know me from my role in naming the Rathergate story (sorry to fellow bloggers about having to type that annoying superscript code), or from my "24" blogging back when "24" blogging wasn't cool (as if anything associated with "24" could not be cool). Others may have caught my guest blogging at Michelle Malkin's site or at Ankle Biting Pundits, Right Wing News. or Patrick Ruffini.com. Some of you may have read my columns at Townhall.com.
Those were all experiences I enjoyed. What has been most exciting and rewarding the past two years, though, are the friendships I have formed with fellow bloggers and readers that share my interest in politics. I look forward to forming many new friendships here. Thanks again to Kevin and the Wizbang crew for having me.