June's traffic for the Dish was 13 million page views, according to Sitemeter, which was double last June's. Iran, obviously. But the first six months of the year also show a gain of 30 percent over 2008, which I have to say surprised me, given the extraordinary interest in last year's primary election campaign. Thanks to Patrick and Chris and you. By the way, our traffic has always been available to anyone on the site by clicking the Sitemeter button in the right-hand bar. Fred Hiatt won't reveal his traffic numbers - even to his own ombudsman. We do. And we have for as long as this blog has been around.

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