I’m not a big political blogger. I’ve made my views known at times, and I snuck a couple of lefty posts onto the Command Post editorial pages during the campaign, but I’m mostly a tapdancing monkey for your occasional gratification. The godawful noise that usually comes out of political blogs makes my head hurt.
I agree with the intent of campaign finance reform (try to level the playing field, take the money out of it, blah, blah, blah). However, this is just carrying things a leetle too far…
In just a few months, [Bradley Smith] warns, bloggers and news organizations could risk the wrath of the federal government if they improperly link to a campaign’s Web site. Even forwarding a political candidate’s press release to a mailing list, depending on the details, could be punished by fines.
What’s next? Bumper stickers (as JR points out)? Lawn signs? Are we going to fine everyone who stands around the water cooler and tries to convince folks that their candidate won the previous night’s debate?
Tell me, my Canadian friends, are people not as insane up there because they’re too busy trying to keep warm, or what?