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agreeing with republicans

after a long and heated discussion about politics and the economy with my uncle and grandpa last night, which ended with my grandpa saying “we’re still buddies, right?” (“yes, of course we are!”, I replied), I’ve found something I agree with republicans on.

john culberson, republican representative of texas is waging a battle over the use of “new media” tools to communicate with his constituents. basically he uses twitter to update people on what he is working on.

Michael Campuano democrat of Pennsylvania proposed rules that would require approval before posting video to Youtube. I don’t really understand his reasons.

Actually, as it turns out, its not really a Democrat vs. Republican thing, it’s more of a generational fight.

How awesome would it be if all of our representatives and congresspeople were required to update their constituents on a blog. Discuss their reasoning on key votes. Post their reactions to news and current events.

Is that too much to ask?

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  1. i detest, loathe, straight-up hate twitter.

    but you’re right…politicians should be required to give us twitter-like updates so we know what the hell they do all day.

    nothing like a steady flow of information to create some accountability.

  2. I saw a quote about twitter – “That sounds like a solution to a problem I don’t have.” That just about sums it up for me.

  3. hi, andar here, i just read your post. i like very much. agree to you, sir.

    andar9098/10/2008 @ 4:48 pm



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