Regular readers of Indecision 2008 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 national conversation about the election, which is why I was horrified to read that 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, Indecision 2008 isn't 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 our nation's energy security, get the 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 we will argue about them, as we should. But it should remain an argument among friends; each of us struggling to hear our conscience, and heed its demands; each of us, despite our differences, united in our 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!)