When Joe's new blog was created last month, Lieberman campaign spokesmodel Dan Gerstein wrote the following:
As you may be able to tell from our new and greatly-improved website, we plan on having a much more robust presence on the Internet for Round Two of this campaign.Well, we all know how well THAT worked out!
Our blog will be a critical part of that effort.
Beyond being a central source of useful information and commentary from our campaign, we hope this will become a gathering place for lively and thoughtful conversation for our supporters – and even our opponents.
Now we fully expect some of our over-exuberant critics to use our blog to attack and insult our candidate and our campaign.
In fairness, Tagaris did get one thing right. We are not going to censor comments from our opponents, unless they post obscene material.
Instead, we are going to use our free speech to point out any of the blatant lies or crude insults the Lamonsters post to call attention to the kind of negative, destructive politics that Ned and his followers like to practice.
Now that we got that out of the way, gentlemen and ladies, start your search engines.
Rather than using common sense moderation like 99% of the other blogs in the civilized world, Dan pulled the plug after less than one week. Sure, there was obscenity. But there was also a huge percentage of respectful and thoughtful comments and questions that simply struck too close to home for Joe and his crew to handle. If Gerstein REALLY wanted an exchange of thoughts and opinions, he would have properly moderated the blog and continued to allow FREE SPEECH to exist there.
But it was safer for him to simply do away with all that pesky dissent.
There's nothing scarier to a politician like Joe Lieberman than an informed and thinking constituency.
You're invited to read the actual daily posts on Joe's Blog, and use your Constitutionally Protected Right of Free Speech to comment on them. Links are posted on each blog entry that takes you directly to the joe2006.com blog entry that's quoted, so you can see images and links associated with the text.