It is with heavy heart that I remove Diplomad from my blogroll. They are leaving… (via Powerline).
The Diplomad debuted in August 2004 and made an immediate impact. It sounded too good to be true: “A Blog by career US Foreign Service officers. They are Republican (most of the time) in an institution (State Department) in which being a Republican can be bad for your career — even with a Republican President.”
Republicans in the State Department? I would have thought that it was easier to find a unicorn. Yet in post after post, The Diplomad provided a proudly pro-American insider’s perspective on breaking events around the world.
The Diplomad says:
The Chief Diplomad urges all of you to read the very well written brother sites at Daily Demarche and New Sisyphus (maybe they’ll let us put up an occasional posting.) We’ve heard that our Republican cousins over at USAID might be starting a blog, too, so keep an out eye for it.
The Diplomad says good bye and thanks.
Goodbye and God Bless you Diplomad, we’ll miss you…