Your Wonkette Has a New Wonkette Publisher/Editor, For Freedom!

by Ken Layne

Go weep, emo eagle.Good morning from your Wonkette editor since, oh, 2006. It has been an exciting (terrible?) six years, hasn’t it? There was old what’s his name, and Iraq, and the Great Recession, and then the sexy president with his singing and dancing all the time. And now your longtime editor will finally stop disappearing for months at a time and officially hand over this Important American Publication to a deserving and talented political writer/editor, Ms. Rebecca Schoenkopf. She is a feared and respected Liberal Woman, so the wingnuts will just love her (as they plot to send her to Gitmo). Also, Rebecca is a fancy book-writin’ author and is famous for being “Commie Girl,” the newspaper columnist who drove California Republicans insane for the OC Weekly. Wonkette.com is obviously going to become just like National Review’s “The Corner,” which was always the plan?

Rebecca will be running Wonkette from her Los Angeles headquarters, until she moves to D.C. (?!) or whatever. We don’t know; it’s not our business. (Ha ha, literally!) But your editor will be around for a while “to consult,” like Rick Santorum does for the coal and vibrator corporations. And this year might be kind of interesting, with the politics?

Thank you for being part of the Wonkette family of lunatics all these years, for the emails and comments and links and Twitters and MySpaces and all the things, over all the years. It was a weird day in the summer of 2006 when Alex Pareene brought me here “as a guest editor,” and I basically never left, despite constant threats and many sabbaticals. It has been fun, it has been grueling, it has been educational, and now it’s time for me to follow Jesus down the Road of Mystery. Here is my Twitter, which I don’t really use. Goodbye For Now; see you in the comments!

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el_donaldo March 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

So Newell is back, and Ken's departure is also back! It's just like old times at the old Wonkette.

actor212 March 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

All these backs and no one's front.

Doesn't ANYone do missionary anymore???

el_donaldo March 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

You see that exposed front up top in that photo there? Yeah.

bikerlaureate March 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm

That's the front ?!?

OneYieldRegular March 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Can Ann Marie Cox be far behind?

Speaking of which: God, that photo.

nounverb911 March 2, 2012 at 11:04 am

The King editor is dead, long live the King editor.

ManchuCandidate March 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

Long live the queen…

ManchuCandidate March 2, 2012 at 11:04 am

Welcome new female overlord. An 'ette for the Wonkette.

Audios Ken.

Chet Kincaid March 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

Videos as well, Ken.

DoktorThompson March 2, 2012 at 11:04 am

So long, and thanks for all the front butt.

Oblios_Cap March 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

That picture of Ken never gets old.

ChernobylSoup March 2, 2012 at 11:04 am

What fresh hell is this?

starfanglednut March 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

Yeah! Stop slouching!

freakishlywrong March 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

Welcome Rebecca! Ken, the fucking weeping Eagle. It STAYS.

Beetagger March 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

I feel raped but I know I must lie back and make the best of it.

BearNoLike March 3, 2012 at 2:49 am

GUNT LIBEL

StarsUponThars March 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

In other words, she's a slut.

nounverb911 March 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Rebecca, has Ken warned you about us yet? Welcome to the family.

MrFizzy March 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Is that German for shithead? I certainly HOPE SO!

BerkeleyBear March 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Schoen seems to be a variant of schon (umlaut o) so either "pretty head" or "very much head" – either way, much more fun than scheisskopf.

horsedreamer_1 March 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Look at this guy. A regular Rammstein.

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

sadly for you i think it means pretty. Scheisskopf is the word you're looking for and yes, he's going to make us march in formation.

James Michael Curley March 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

with wires through our wrists tied to stainless steel pins inserted in our hips.

iburl March 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

You will be missed, Ken.

Baconzgood March 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

But who will write stuff on Wonkette that makes me want to drink broken glass?

nounverb911 March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

All of them, Katie.

Mumbletypeg March 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

Oh well, Ken. I figured after enough second-guessing about this status-shapeshifting ambivalence that a nearly departed editor is at least better than a dearly departed one.

Vaya con whatever-it-is you're following on the Mystery Tour (it rhymed with Breezus!)~

UnholyMoses March 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

Well, so long, Ken!

And welcome, Rebecca!

So … when the fuck y'all hiring me? I've been published (though as a ghostwriter)! I've won awards! I like to screw around on the Internet all day when I'm supposed to be working! I take massive amounts of pills and would mainline coffee if I could.

I'm the perfect Wonkette employee.

Though I would like to see the dental plan first …

HistoriCat March 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Can you get something posted before 10 am Eastern time? Because that's where the real need is.

UnholyMoses March 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

If I were full-time?

It'd be ready by the time you got in at 8 am (EST/ECT).

And I live in teh Show-Me-Your-Stupid State.

Part time? Probably doable.

OneDollarJuana March 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

Rebecca! Why isn't my pee-score higher? Goddammit, get on this now!

orygoon March 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

Wonkette is, somewhat surprisingly, a fiercely competitive marketplace of ideas.

NellCote71 March 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

At least you broke 100. I hover in the mid-80s. Stop complaining.

deanbooth March 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I've given up on peeing. My pee-score has gone down a point in the past six months. They must be scored like the SAT — wrong answers (late-to-the-party unpeed comments?) count against you.

EatsBabyDingos March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

Congratulations I'm sorry. To both.

Blueb4sunrise March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

What does Ken's leaving have to do with Breitbart?

starfanglednut March 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

And the disappearance of Mittborg/Frothy? I'm sensing a vast conspiracy, the tentacles of which reach the upper echelons of power.

Blueb4sunrise March 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

We need to form a special Volunteer Posse to investigate.

bikerlaureate March 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It would be durned irresponsible not to posse-tulate.

boobookitteh March 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

We'll find out when the video is released.

sezme March 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Ken drank Breitbart to death which is commendable and a lot smarter than drinking oneself to death.

Callyson March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

Rebecca, welcome. Anyone who annoyed Orange County Republicans is a friend of mine.
Ken, best wishes–hope you'll keep visiting.

NellCote71 March 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

"Anyone who annoyed Orange County Republicans is a friend of mine. " Amen to that. Lord knows they annoy me enough.

coolhandnuke March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

That exotic dancer has a butt for a belly.

BTWBFDIMHO March 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

Exotic dancer? I thought he was Breitbart. Oh well.

coolhandnuke March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

Breitbart was an exotic duncer that had a butt for a brain.

Maman March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

Welcome Rebecca! Can't wait to see you rock the alt text.

Via con Dios, Ken. See you around the tubez…

johnnyzhivago March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

Layne/Pareene 2016!!! (Commissar/Vice Commissar that is…)

ChernobylSoup March 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

Ms Rebecca just tweeted "I AM YOUR NEW WONKETTE."

I like how she's already taking control.

Nobody's saying "Green Balloons" here.

EatsBabyDingos March 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Yes, but can Rebecca fart the National Anthem? Ken, you will be missed like wet toilet paper on the roll in the stall.

qwerty42 March 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Best wishes, Ken. And will you attend the conventions?

Barb March 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Is Rebecca the gal that Murdoch had to fire? You know, the one with the wiry red pubic hair on her head?

Welcome Rebecca! I'm a Virgo, I like long walks through expensive shopping malls and yes, they are real and they are fabulous!

Not_So_Much March 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

All I know about her is that there's a whole bunch of news stories about her doing something inappropriate with a horse. In England. Which is self-explanatory.

Barb March 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

Don't they have capitol punishment for people who do that? I hear they also make the animal face the same fate and has to go first and they make the sinner watch. If this scandal is true then I hope she be hung like a horse! Wait, is THAT what this means? I am confused.

MrFizzy March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

I've seen them and I agree. The tattoo of Allen West on the left gland is particularly excellent.

Barb March 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

It makes me so randy when you call them "glands"

Veritas78 March 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Dang! So I guess Rebecca's not you, which I wuz kinda hopin'.

weej_bain March 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Welcome to the asylum Rebecca. Ken best wishes, you've been a true old friend.

DCBloom March 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Warren is the man!
Thanks

Schmannnity March 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Leaving the day after the untimely demise of Breitbart. Verrrry suspicious.

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

His work is done, obvs.

orygoon March 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

It's still early on the Left Coast, and I am groggy yet. Is that guy still dead?

SnarkoMarx March 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Ken, I will miss your scathing venomous assessments of American cultural decline. Really miss them.

freakishlywrong March 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Couldn't agree more. ♪ Nobody does it better♫

HuddledMass March 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Yeah. I really liked Ken's postings-of-doom, they consorted closely with my general outlook on life.

BaldarTFlagass March 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Did you let her know about The Buttsechs Codicil Protocol here?

littlebigdaddy March 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Hasta la vista Ken. Six years of war, insanity and buttsechs. Good times!

FlipOffResearch March 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

First Brietbart now this!

Thanks for all the great posts, insights, and guffaws.

Not_So_Much March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

The only thing that was holding my participation back was not enough fear of the editor. I'm going to be, in the words of Larry Craig, 'a very very naughty bad naughty boy' now!

S'long Ken — don't become a fat coke fiend and do a Breitbart.

Baconzgood March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Welcome Rebecca I look forward to seeing your work. I'm sure you are a talented and smart person. But never mind that

SHOW US YOUR TITS!!!!!!!!

BigDumbRedDog March 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

Thanks Baconz. I'm kind of upset that I had to scroll this far down to find a request for tits.

horsedreamer_1 March 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I assume this comment is

100% SNARKFREE.

el_donaldo March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

I checked out her website. I didn't see any buttseckhs jokes, but I think she'll do.

Schmannnity March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Better Schoenkopf than Schwartzkopf.

Baconzgood March 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

gazuntite

BTWBFDIMHO March 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

Or Schoen.

SorosBot March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Does Rebecca know what she's getting into here? Good luck!

BarackMyWorld March 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

Bad News/Good News 2012 #brokeredconvention

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

a liberal woman? but is she heavier than a…duck???!!!

Advn2rgirl March 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Who are you who are so wise in the ways of Science?

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Sen. James Inhofe.

orygoon March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

Oh yay, a lady overlady!

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

Or Scheiss.

Schmannnity March 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Or Schwanz

tessiee March 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Or Secesh.

OzoneTom March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Today, we are all emo eagles.

CrunchyKnee March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

My hangover just got worse. Godspeed, young Layne. Hi, Ms. Rebecca Schoenkopf.

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

I'd hit that.
Oh, come ON–you were all thinking it!

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:22 am

Ken who?

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

Ed Zachary.

actor212 March 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Which, the furries?

MissTaken March 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

The front-butt?

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

EW! Don't be gross, I'm tawkin' about our new Wonkette Overlord!

Steverino247 March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Pissing off Orange County Republicans is pretty easy to do, but doing it well and over time is an accomplishment. Welcome to show.

IncenseDebate March 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

Who is paying for her birth control?

BTWBFDIMHO March 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

Did you see her tweeterings? Someone should pay for her bird control.

Biff March 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I would, if I could watch the tapes. Or co-star in them.

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

Bring back Arrested Development Ana Marie Cox!

Chet Kincaid March 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

We want Sweet Cheeks!!

sarah_connor March 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

and butter sechs! I mean, stick!

horsedreamer_1 March 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Down fist!

orygoon March 2, 2012 at 11:21 am

And Ken, I hope you find your naval! If your seekings bring you through Orygun, drop right in.

actor212 March 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

Schoenkopf? Sounds ethnic. Where the white women at?

Oblios_Cap March 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

It translates as "beautiful head". Daddy likes!

Goonemeritus March 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

Ken how can you leave us, I promise we’ll keep our room clean and not talk back any more if you stay.

emmelemm March 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Ha! (I know the feeling.)

FNMA March 2, 2012 at 11:24 am

Eh, he'll be back.

Biff March 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

Like the caretaker at the Overlook Hotel, he has always been the caretaker at the Overlook Hotel.

bagofmice March 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

Well, he is still sans-sploid.

OneDollarJuana March 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

New editor! Can we now type the forbidden words ———– and ————–?

Baconzgood March 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

I know it's strange. You can call some one cunt-fuck-shit-balls but not a ——–. What a site.

Chet Kincaid March 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Retard retard retard?

dijetlo March 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

What?

GhostBuggy March 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Oh. I thought the verboten words were "Wasilla" and "Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes."

chascates March 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

That word is not permitted but assfucking and the like are just fine.

Bonzos_Bed_Time March 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Today we are all developmentally delayed.

tessiee March 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Yes, but you still can't type

horsedreamer_1 March 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Now is the time on SPROCKETS when we dance?

memzilla March 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

Ken and Rebecca, I am filled with joy and sadness, but can't decide with which for whom.

Ken you old desert rat, good luck.

Rebecca, welcome to the libtard answer to Breitbart.com, but with less dead people running it.

Data Exactly March 2, 2012 at 11:27 am

Out with the old in with the psychiatrist-sounding lady. Here's a gift for coming on to Wonkette, but being a fancy doctor lady, you probably already knew it was the Airstream Song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_Z48PuMiyA

Your just so smart and psychiatristy-sounding!

Naked_Bunny March 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

Sorry, I was distracted by the hawt does in the background. Is something going on?

flamingpdog March 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

I for one welcome the arrival of our new overLaynelord.

Btw, has any considered that Ken Layne is leaving on his magical mystery tour the same day!!!! as Frothy, also leaving on a magical mystery tour, from which both may or may not be back???

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

Ken : Santorum :: Riley : Breitbart?

flamingpdog March 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

I'm thinking two words: "Sy" and "bil".

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

but. but. WEREZ TEH BIRF CERTIFICUT?!!!?/?

BigDumbRedDog March 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

I want to know where the hell Wonkette got a picture of my last Halloween party tragedy.

BerkeleyBear March 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

Go find your Dignity Ken – 2.99 on Kindle, 7.99 paperback. In almost seriousness, thank you for keeping the good ship Wonkette afloat these many years.

Oh, and Rebecca – don't think of our constant sexual innuendos as harassment. More like that overlong hug your creepy uncle gives you at Thanksgiving.

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

"i can't believe what a pretty young lady/man you've become since i last saw you. how old are you now? oh? 18, huh?"

MissTaken March 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

Bye Ken! Good luck walking up and down California's deserts, again. Just don't shoot any mountain lions or we'll have to make you the head of Fish and Game.

Welcome Rebecca! Good luck wading up and down through the buttsechs. This place is thick with Santorum.

SayItWithWookies March 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

Good-bye, Ken, though not adieu. I hope to keep seeing updates on the land tortoises and the Inland Empire.

poncho_pilot March 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

i wish the land tortoises were the aristocracy of the Inland Empire. they'd do a better job, and you know…turtle overlords. much better than plasticized rich people shot full of botox.

ttommyunger March 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

I've got a bad feeling about this: I suppose next Barb will be put on the payroll. Women! 52% of the population, 65% of the money and 100% of the pussy….We're doomed, guys.

Oblios_Cap March 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

Tell Jesus "Hi!" if you run into him on your Trail of Tears.

WhatTheHeck March 2, 2012 at 11:55 am

Ken, I remember when you came to us during the second term of America’s great, always-in-search-of-a-war president. Then there was that walk-about of the western heartland you embarked on, leaving us rudderless. In spite of your many “lost weekends,” I wish you all the biting sarcasm you couldn’t find in the desert.

chascates March 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Does Rebecca have red hair? And a hearty farewell to Pope Cat (who will never really leave, it's in his blood/bank account) who I predict will be shortlisted for the Booker prize for his next work The Confessions of Andrew Breitbart: Rage, Rum, and Sodomy on the Right"!

frostbitefalls March 2, 2012 at 11:57 am

Oh Ken, first the rambles across the desert with only a bottle of water and some graham crackers, then the Utopian Novel, now this…

Redhead March 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

My reaction to this is the same reaction I get when Michele talks about having sexy times with Marcus – "Yeah, you say that all the time. Wait, what? For REAL this time???????"

GhostBuggy March 2, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I'm going to miss you, Ken, and the way you kept us from ever getting too optimistic. For serious. I hope someone keeps that tone going.

DemmeFatale March 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

(*whiny voice*)
KEEEEEEEEEEN!
Thanks for the (sometimes bitter), memories!

Welcome Becca!
Do your friends call you "Becca?"
(Pay no attention to the louts on here begging for titty shots.)

sezme March 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Hey Ken, thanks for everything you've done to make this one of the few decent places on the internets. Much appreciation for the long hours, and especially for the very angry rants about this country being in the crapper swirling the drain. I loved those. Hope Rebecca gave you lots of moneys (or at least paid off your gambling debts).

Crank_Tango March 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

First Breitbart, now Ken. If I wasn't too busy with work, I would probably say something like, "too soon," or perhaps "all of 'em, katie," but instead I will just say

hitler?

Fare thee well, desert bear!

Mojopo March 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Good luck and please enjoy yourself, sir.

Biff March 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Worst Friday news dump evar!
Bye, Ken–perhaps now you'll have time to fix the Wonkbot and do some occasional guest video editorials.

4TheTurnstiles March 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Feels good to say I'll miss Ken Layne a lot, again, and to really mean it. Again.

not that Dewey March 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

All the stars will glow bright,
and your friends will give up the fight
they'll see your work in a different light
yeah, when you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt-I6zDx7cU

crybabyboehner March 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Vaya con Dios.

Bonzos_Bed_Time March 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Ken is on a mission to document all religious paraphernalia on public lands in the Southwest.
Indeed, via con dios o' bearded one.

bagofmice March 3, 2012 at 9:36 am

He must defeat Shen Long to stand a chance.

tessiee March 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

So, Ken Layne leaves us on the same day Frothy leaves us?
*suspicious*
Has anyone ever seen them together?

OzoneTom March 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Try monitoring the Appalachian Trail.

An_Outhouse March 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Wonkette is edited? There's a waste of money.

HistoriCat March 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Maybe now Wonkette will start allowing comments.

tessiee March 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

That picture…
Stripper with front butt, check.
Easter bunnies, check.
Oompa Loompas, check.
It works on SO MANY LEVELS!!!

UW8316154 March 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Come back and see us for Thanksgiving now, ya hear? And don't forget to write!!

rocktonsam March 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Great!

Another reason to get drunk before noon on a Friday!

ifthethunderdontgetya March 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Well Jeez, Ken, it was David Lat that got me in here. On Monday, May 15, 2006 1:49 PM, as a matter of fact.

Don't be a stranger, you!
~

OneYieldRegular March 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Congratulations, Ken. See you on the golf course at La Quinta or something.

coron4 March 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

"Publisher/editor"… and also, it would seem, proprietress.

HistoriCat March 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

But according to this piece she's "negotiating to acquire a very well-branded national blog" … I guess that fell through.

MozakiBlocks March 2, 2012 at 1:16 pm

"You might have been a headache, but you never were a bore"

Godspeed Ken.

togaparty March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

So farewell then, Ken.
Again.
I hope you can regain a little faith in humanity by reading not a goddamn thing about "politics" forever and ever.

rambone March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Farewell Ken.

As you meander along the path of life, always remember: "Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it."

vulpes82 March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Don't leave us, Papa Bear! What about the scathing misanthropy and the desert-brained contempt?!!!! Where will we go after the Apocalypse now that we don't have the Layne Desert Compound to fall back on?

Chet Kincaid March 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Viacom Dios.

superdave March 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Well, congrats Ken. Ya finally got someone to take this load off your hands.

I'm gonna miss you. No one else does bitter, angry, old man the way you do.

On the other hand, the new editor is purdy.

widestanceromance March 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Well, doesn't this just put the dead rat in the filthy toilet of our lives?

Best to Ken, sincere condolences to Rebecca.

imissopus March 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Ken, you know I've disagreed with you a lot and thought you were often an overblown hysteric about a few things…okay, a lot of things…but interacting with the folks here has been a great outlet for my political addiction for the last three years, for which I have you to thank. Also it has been a great distraction from me doing constructive things on many days, which I suppose is either a testament to the work you do or to my inherent laziness. But anyway, if you ever journey into the city and you're in the Koreatown vicinity I'll happily buy you a few shots of soju until we both vomit or pass out or both. Vaya con Dios.

C_R_Eature March 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

So Long, Ken and Thanks for All the Fish Snark. You will be missed.
Oh, before you go…just what was The Frequency, Kenneth?

And please take that goddamn bellybutt picture with you. Thanks.

Fondly, CRE

Extemporanus March 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Goodbye, little guy.

The world needs more of you, not fewer…

emmelemm March 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Ken, all the best and thanks for everything, sincerely.

Rebecca, I read your little intro/bio, I mean, primer (short i), and I love you already.

CapnFatback March 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

With all apologies to Mr. Zimmerman:

♫ "Goodbye" is too good a word, Ken
So I'll just say "snark thee well"
I ain't saying you had an axe to grind
You could've let me write the "r" word, but I don't mind
Wonkette kinda wasted all my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right. ♫

Jerri March 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Damn it. I started my day with a trip to the lady doctor, and now this? Boo!! I'll miss you and your outrage, Ken.

(Nothing against you, Rebecca, I promise. Welcome.)

ShaveTheWhales March 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

So, Ken is become Destroyer of Worlds, emeritus?

The only Wonkete Overlord I've ever known. /*sniff*/

Good luck and stay iconoclassy.

Arken March 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

A WOMAN running a WEBSITE?! THIS. SHALL. NOT. STAND.

io9k9s March 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I am really depressed and this bit of news is not helping. Big Sad.

slowhansolo March 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Thanks for something or other, Ken. I'd invite you over for a celebratory drink, but then I'd have to light the stove and clear the airfield.

fuflans March 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

can't we all just meet somewhere in the middle and raise a toast?

will miss you ken.

don't forget to leave mean comments!

DustBowlBlues March 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I have a B&B and if we all got together, we could, for one day, tilt this asshat state left. Oh, and we could invite Commie Mom.

EBGrey March 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Tis' fitting that Ken signs off by re-posting the greatest wonkette photo ever.

horsedreamer_1 March 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

All part of the plan. Ken has arrived, returned, & will return again. Just like Napoleon.

Monsieur_Grumpe March 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Peyote time?
Good luck Ken it has been swell.

Veritas78 March 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Thanks, Ken — Wonkette is the wet spot in my day. I know, sad.

DustBowlBlues March 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Ken–Will you be giving your cranberry relish recipe to the new wonket Boss Lady or should I buy an external hard drive and four or three pin drives to back up my recipe and print 500 hard copies of it?

This is traumatic, but not quite as traumatic as thinking "our" wonkette had gone away just when we needed it to talk about the Apocalypse, on the off-chance we hadn't been raptured. That's was a nail-biting weekend, haha, but you answered me personally for the only time (except for that one night when I nearly got hammer-banned) and said no, you hadn't been raptured up so wonkette.com would be sticking around) I will always be grateful for that. (Not the threat) And for the cranberry relish.

SudsMcKenzie March 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I'll never forget you Karl.

Harry_S_Truman March 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

Why leave now? I won't forget you either, Kevin.

Sharkey March 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

Kenneth Keith Layne! You go over there and apologize, young man!

amoosefloats March 4, 2012 at 12:42 am

Thanks for all the political smut you were my little liberal blogger version of J Edger Hoover.

thefrontpage March 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Ken: You'e not going to work for The Huffington Post or Politico or The National Enquirer, are you?!

boobookitteh March 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

Double plus good.

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