Blog rolls are an interesting creature. I think it is true that some bloggers link to blogs that they aspire to be grouped with. Some link to blogs they read regulalry. Some link to blogs that they found interesting but rarely read. Some link in volume simply to try and improve their search engine rankings. Some do all of the above. When I started this blog I simply linked to other people from my agency that blogged and one or two practice group blogs. Now that I am a few weeks into blogging I've decided that if I am going to link to a blog, well then I am going too read that blog. At least occasionally.
If you read my blog I recommend you check out Jeff Weintraub's blog. We write about different things, Jeff is much more likely to write about politics, but I find his posts thoughtful and well-crafted. We share an interest in more than communication, I think we share an interest in the language used to communicate.
As someone who avidly read William Safire's On Language column I appreciate Jeff's post regarding Alberto Gonzalez's use of the passive voice in the statement "mistakes were made" as the Attorney General attempted to accept responsibility without accepting blame. I also appreciate his take on Hillary Clinton's persistant answer regarding her vote to authorize President Bush to go to war.