“ginny,” commenting on the intro to our 2007 rankings, doesn’t approve of our method, and writes that “the next thing you know, you’ll be ranking them on the number of basket-weaving classes they have.”

Believe me, ginny, when I say that this idea has already been forwarded on to the appropriate people. Look forward to a brand new category in our 2010 rankings.

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.