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Friday, August 15, 2008

Gosh, why didn't KJ thought of this?


Regular readers & followers of the US 2008 Presidential Elections may have noticed that sometimes, once in a while, people use our comments section to post long-winded treatises about their favorite candidates. It's to be expected on political blogs, even those that are -- like ours -- sketchily informed and rarely serious, and written by a team of monkeys.

Nevertheless, these honest, heartfelt exchanges are part of the American conversation about the election, which is why I was horrified to read that US Presidential Candidate John McCain's campaign is bribing people to copy and paste his talking points in blog comments without revealing why they're doing it.

As a blogger, I am offended. This scheme is tacky, shady and ridiculous. Even worse, Barely Political is included on McCain's list of suggested blog targets!

What, we're not as important as something called "Hedgehog Report"?

Well, two can play this game: I urge you all to send indignant emails to the McCain campaign right now. Decry the blogola! And demand that Indecision 2008 be added to the blog target list, so we can decry the blogola some more! Do it!

Finally, I'd just like to say that John McCain has a comprehensive economic plan that will create millions of good American jobs, ensure America's energy security, get the US government's budget and spending practices in order, and bring relief to American consumers. Furthermore, There are serious issues at stake in this election, and serious differences between the candidates. And Americans will argue about them, as an American should. But it should remain an argument among friends; each of them struggling to hear their conscience, and heed its demands; each of them, despite their differences, united in their great cause, and respectful of the goodness in each other.

(What do I win, Senator McCain? What do I win? Is it a hovercraft?! Oh boy, I've always wanted a hovercraft! And is this blogola appeal to non-Americans as well?)

NOTE: Why didn't Khairy & fellow hardline BN cybertroopers think about this idea? Too late.

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