Erick won’t come here to say it, but he won a major award tonight, being named New Media Person of the Year at the Weyrich Awards Dinner, beating out such luminaries as Michelle Malkin and Andrew Breitbart. Erick has shepherded this site through a period of extraordinary growth in every sense of the word, and is well-deserving of the award. Congrats.Open thread.———————-From Erick: Thanks very much for the many kind words. I always feel guilty for these sorts of recognitions because I get the credit so many of you deserve. You all inspire me and I appreciate you all. Thanks for your support and your friendship.