Capitol blogs

Washington Post (WP) offers a look (Oct 11; Page A15) at the growing popularity of blogging from the Hill. Though the federal foray into blogging is more sedate and restrained than the customary bluntness of the known blogosphere, the paper writes that many feel the public can only benefit, "the sites can give constituents glimpses into their representatives' personalities, opinions and day-to-day responsibilities." Finding many lawmakers have launched blogs or blog-like pages on their official web sites, such as Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), WP reports more than a dozen regularly contribute to established popular blogs like The Huffington Post, The Blog and Daily Kos. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who not only blogs on his official web site, but cross posts to the Daily Kos and publishes a podcast page, is reported to have said in an interview, "If you take these blogs seriously, they'll take you seriously."



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