After having nominated Benjamin LeRoy of Bleak House Books as one of the hotties of publishing (galleycat), he gently pointed out to me that he didn't want to have his hottie ass handed to him by a bunch of New York boys.
I agree. This is a territorial thing. If you are part of the rest of the country, you must vote for Ben. We can't let these New Yorkers trounce us!
If you want to give me a fleeting sense of power and Mr. LeRoy a reason to hold his head high at Bouchercon in Madison, you must also vote for him.
I'd like to point out that Alison Janssen of the same publishing company apparently needs no boost. What a babe! Vote for her, anyway. We can't let Ben get cocky.