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Bush has a Blog (Not Really)

At first glance it appeared to be just like all the other candidate blogs, but upon closer inspection, one will notice one stark contrast. The Bush/Cheney ‘04 Reelection blog doesn’t have comments. Now, I could conjecture or speculate why the Bush campaign blog doesn’t have comments (the software is the same MovableType used here on WatchBlog). I could say that the liberals would undoubtedly flood the comments with anti-Bush statements, which couldn’t be proved either way, after all, there are no comments. Or I could pretend that the amount of support posts would break the blog, even though blogs have handled thousands of comments without skipping a beat.

But I think it’s pretty clear what the truth is: they don’t care about what you have to say.

And before someone gets on my case, I extend this prolific piece of wisdom to all blogs that intentionally turn off comments. It’s no longer a blog when the comments are off, it’s simply press releases.

Posted by Stephen VanDyke at October 7, 2003 5:51 PM