An astute blogger pointed out that the votes that drove La Casa Rosada into the winner's circle came after the Dec. 7, 11:59 deadline. After checking all the times, I realized Tillzen was indeed correct. In the spirit of Democracy and out of fear of developing a Florida-style-elections reputation, I have re-evaluated the outcome of this election. Only three votes came in before the deadline: two for Vaqueros & Wonkeros, one for La Casa Rosada. So, Ali, while the last-ditch effort was notable, I'm afraid Tillzen was correct. The rightful winner is Tillzen, and the new blog name will be Vaqueros & Wonkeros.
La Casa Rosada is the new name of your favorite El Paso blog about Austin politics. Congratulations to Ali, who will live in infamy as a world famous blog namer. Word from the techie types at the EPT is the new name should be up and running by Monday so Ali can brag properly. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Now just because you didn't win and the contest is over doesn't mean you can stop reading and commenting, though. Keep logging on, keep reading and tell your nerdy, wonky, politico friends to log on to La Casa Rosada!
Alright, I've chosen the top five name suggestions. Thanks for all your creative input. You all made it tough to narrow down. I've chosen four from the comments and one wildcard that was submitted outside of the official blog process. Since I'm making up the rules, I can do that. Here they are in no particular order:
Vaqueros & Wonkeros
Out On a Lege
La Casa Rosada
Paso del Capitolio
The voting will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Dec. 7. To vote, just post a comment with the number you think is best for this blog name. Please choose only one name. The fame and pride of a blog namer rests in your hands. Vote!!
Today's the last day to submit your suggestion to name this blog. I'll post the top five tomorrow. You've got some stiff competition, so get out your thinking caps in the next 18 or so hours. Hurry up!
In case you hadn't noticed, the name of this blog is pretty lame. Instead of coming up with something myself that might (emphasis on might) be less lame, I thought you all could probably come up with a creative monicker, something that links El Paso and Austin. So, here's your shot at blog fame. Post a comment with your suggestion to name this blog between now and Nov. 30. I'll pick the top five and post them for a weeklong vote down on Dec. 1. The winner will be announced Dec. 8. The prize: the overwhelming sense of pride and self-worth you'll get when you log on for a Capitol update. Seriously, what could be better? Yeah, money. Sorry, you'll have to settle for pride.
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