McGavick's blog really isn't

I'm not a blog purist, not one of those people that say a blog should have a certain list of things to be a blog. But, if you put a comment area on your blog, I assume you're inviting conversation.

Earlier this morning I posted a comment on McGavick's blog. It was a nice comment, I didn't rail against him by any stretch, and actually asked a nice question.

On Mike McGavick's blog there is a post linking to an editorial written under his name advancing the notion that FIFA should remove Iran from the World Cup because of the nuke thing, and also I hope, because they're a nasty regime to their citizens.

I wondered whether he would make the same request regarding Angola (also currently in the World Cup), since they're not so nice to their own people either. I realize now I should also have included Saudi Arabia, also not so free, but I was in a hurry.

It has now been almost five hours and no sign of my comment. Actually, there are no comments on any of the posts on his blog, which makes you wonder what the hell is the point of asking for comments.

I would assume that "cutting edge of web-based campaigning" includes approving at least some comments.

Oh well, at least he claims to have a blog.

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I guess there's a bit of a lag.

Maybe they had to check your comment for embedded messages...

by noemie maxwell on Wed May 03, 2006 at 01:41:04 PM PST

Overall, I'd say McGavick is using some of the highest quality political technology; from webcasting video to mp3s -- he's on the cutting edge of campaign technology.

That's more than can be said for Cantwell -- her website doesn't even have a news function.  I guess that's because she can use her official Senate site to push her message.

As for McGavick's blog, I think it will be interesting to keep an eye on as the campaign progresses.  True, McGavick's "Red Card Iran" column at the Weekly Standard might not be the pinnacle of American foreign policy -- but it's a start -- and consider the publisher.  He was addressing his comments primarily to hardline Neo-Con Weekly Standard readers, as a "soft power" option to checking Iran's continual tough rhetoric.

by Patrick on Sat May 13, 2006 at 06:22:11 PM PST

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