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Renaming State's blog

We have been talkin' about the name of the State Department's blog, DipNote. There was much consternation. I thought it was OK, particularly given that they made made fun of it themselves. That being said, a DC-based journalism blog, FishbowlDC, today has a top 10 list of rejected State Department blog names.

Touche.

Don't Like "DipNote"?

Not everybody loves the name of the State Department's new blog, "DipNote," including a few FishbowlDC readers who sent in this Top Ten List of Rejected State Department Blog Names:

10. Blackwater Serenade

9. Condi Meant (First Post title: "Condi Fiddles while Nick Burns").

8. Kinky Boots (First Post title: "The Twee Communiques").

7. I Can't Believe It's Not Rumsfeld! (First Post Title: "Allegro Con Dolcezza!")

6. Bottom-up Reconciliation (whoops! That was supposed to be in the "Top Ten Rejected Larry Craig blog names").

5. www.potterybarn.gov

4. The Crocker Barrel (First Post: "The Global War On Errorism")

3. The Wolf o' Wits

2. Laying The Morning Cable (First Post: "I've Got Your Long Telegram Right Here, bub!")

1. www.bitemejohnboltonwe'resellingoutthecountrytokimjongil.com

Posted on Oct 08, 2007 at 12:17 PM


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