Alas, The Turner Report must be the Rodney Dangerfield of Missouri political blogs.
St. Louis Magazine has released its top 10 Missouri political blogs and this one is not even given an honorable mention.
The list does include the hard working Eli Yokley's PoliticMo blog, also based in Jasper County, but nothing else from this corner of the state.
While I am not going to belittle any other political blog. They all do good work (though it galls me that Rex Sinquefield's Show-Me Institute's blog is on the list, as well as some others don't do any actual reporting or commentary), but I would put these stories that have run on this blog during this calendar year up against any that have been featured on any blog in the state:
Rex Sinquefield and the KKK
Meet Missouri's Newest Education Lobbyist- Michelle Rhee
Shadowy Organization Pays For Hit Job on Peter Kinder
The People We Speak About in Hushed Whispers
Steelman Slogan a No-Go With Lincoln Ladies Crowd
More Stripper Ads Coming Against Peter Kinder
Las Vegas, Beverly Hills Trips Featured on Billy Long's Quarterly Report
Give 'Em Hell, Claire
Akin Breakin' Heart
Emery Message: We Need Guns to Take Care of Obama
ALEC Getting Its Money Worth out of New Speaker of the House
ALEC Expenses Buried in Missouri Lobbyists' Reports
ALEC, Lobbyists for Rex Sinquefield, Michelle Rhee Group Contribute to Speaker of the House
Lobbyists Gifts to GOP Members Attending National Convention Hidden in Reports
Tilley Not Running for Anything, But Campaign Account Pays $3,000 for Meals
Flashback to 2010: Steve Tilley, Now a Lobbyist, Sponsors Bill Banning Legislators from Going Directly to Lobbying
Billy Long Not Fed Up with Las Vegas; Campaign Contributors Have Paid for Four Trips This Year
Obviously, this is just a partial list of Turner Report posts. This has also been the site that has probably printed more campaign news releases, ran more videos, published more transcripts of important political speeches, featured more videos, and probably has done the most thorough job of covering the relationships between big money and politics and the effect politics has on education.
All of this, in addition to continuing to provide coverage of Joplin's recovery from the May 22, 2011, tornado.
I am not saying that I am publishing the best political blog in the state of Missouri, but anyone who doesn't put The Turner Report in the top 10 in Missouri political blogs is not paying any attention.