Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Newest Political Lie

A commenter on my post about Art Benson winning a seat on the school board reminded me of what is rapidly becoming a standard lie by politicians. "I don't read local blogs" is up there with "No new taxes" and "I'll look out for the common man".

It's funny how often I will meet local politicians who, upon learning that I produce this blog, assure me that they don't read blogs. Uh-huh, sure. Despite that assurance, they are quick to let me know if an obscure comment from 3 months ago was inaccurate, or to compliment me on something they thought was funny.

Does anyone on earth really believe that politicians - a group that craves attention - don't read what is being written about them? They like to claim they're somehow above it all, but it's a farce.

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Anonymous a former reader said...

Well Dan at least we know that Diana Kander and Joe Miller read them.

4/16/2008 8:02 AM  
Blogger sophia said...

They don't read it themselves, but their friends/staffers read them and report on contents. That'd be my guess.

4/16/2008 1:32 PM  
Anonymous travel said...

You're inspiring me to write a blog. I've got a representative who is a peach of a guy and a state senator who I learned sells out to business over her constituents. But, I have to tell ya, I don't think Republicans read blogs like Democrats do. Maybe I can get em started with a little help from my friends :-)

4/16/2008 3:10 PM  
Blogger Lance Hafner Rocks said...

I feel like the big time now. Dan has referred to one of my comments. I agree that most politicians I have met do salivate over the blogs.

But I have a boss that doesn't know how to turn on a computer, musch less what a blog is. I kinda get the impression that Arthur is of the same mold. No doubt he hears about them, but I don't see him trolling around for comments.

4/16/2008 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... this the same blog that made fun of local bloggers for thinking that Mark Funkhouser, his wife or his staff actually reads what people say on blogs?

4/16/2008 6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Dan, the FARCE is YOU pretending to be ABOVE IT ALL

Who ya kiddin, sport?

4/23/2008 6:47 PM  

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