I’ve just found a newish blog to bookmark called Capital New York, thanks to its co-founder and editor Tom McGeveran‘s post on Elizabeth Spiers‘ ascension to editor of the New York Observer. At the risk of offending the Spiers-chuckers out there, I wholeheartedly agree with McGeveran. I first noticed her shortly after Gawker debuted back in 2003 and have been a fan ever since. Readers of Gripebox know I feel the same about the Observer and its crew who, McGeveran writes, “refused to shoot peas with straws at the people who were more powerful than they were, but instead surprised them by showing up at their parties trained to make them nervous, make them jump a little.”