Wonkette revealed

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Wonkette partyMediabistro hangs out at last weekend's overdue launch party for in Washington (graced by bi-coasting Venetian Mickey Kaus) and sits down to find out all about the woman behind the cheeky political blog.

But the star of the night was Wonkette herself, Ana Marie Cox, the 31-year-old bundle of sarcastic insight who, as she puts it, had been "fired or asked to leave from almost every legitimate publication in Washington" before [Nick] Denton plucked her from the blogging wilderness to run the site. An alumna of—where to begin?—Mother Jones, Suck, Inside, and The American Prospect, to name a few, Cox now works from a cozy office in the Arlington home she shares with her husband, Chris Lehmann, an editor at The Washington Post Book World, and a rambunctious dog and two cats. From there, her sarcasm, intelligence, and talent for deconstructing the ridiculous is well deployed to mock—with equal relish—Democrats, Republicans, and, of course, Tina Brown.

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