Upon review, the official rules state merely that the list would include “Babes of the Blogosphere.” By Meryl’s own admission, InstaWife is indeed a babe and the InstaHubby is among the more prominent bloggers. Therefore, InstaWife is, by rule, a Babe of the Blogosphere. Also, there is precedent for this, as Kate (later, “The Other Kate” of small dead animals fame) was included on the basis of her frequent commenting on OTB.
The ruling on the field therefore stands and Meryl is charged with a timeout.
By the way, Thanks for the birthday wishes!