Bubba's appointee, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, wants you to be seen and not heard.
"Just contributing to Blogs for Bush would be in violation 'cause it’s coordinated, a group blog. Gives me an idea what I will be posting about on Wictory Wednesdays," writes Susan of Mind of Mog re the recent unpleasantness at the FEC:
In 2002, the FEC exempted the Internet by a 4-2 vote, but U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly last fall overturned that decision . . . because the "commission's exclusion of Internet communications from the coordinated communications regulation severely undermines" the campaign finance law's purposes.
Well there you are. "The campaign finance law's purposes." Nothing to do with freedom of speech and everything to do with squelching it. Kind of hard to tell the difference between Qin Rui, China's deputy director of the Public Information and Internet Security Supervision Bureau, and John McCain these days. Not to mention Bill Gates. We've fired off our requisite outraged emails to McCain and Feingold (no point in contacting our blue-state royals here in Taxachusetts, Kennedy and Kerry). What to do next? PoliPundit's Wictory Wednesdays sounds like a good idea.