Puppets need not apply
Steve at AGWN has an interesting post up about the Canadian VRWC blogospheric reaction to a Conservative government, should we be lucky enough to get one a week from now.
Interesting question, and not the first time I've heard it or pondered it. Look to the US for an example. Clearly their man is in office. So what are the bloggers doing?
For one, keeping George W Bush honest. When he nominated Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court, the outrage was immediate. Conservative bloggers are not the lapdogs of the Republicans, nor will they be the pawns of the Conservative Party in Canada.
With the obvious caveat that those who have been partisan hacks on each side of the fence all along will continue to be partisan hacks, I'd agree with Angry on this, and offer this up as further example:
We are bloggers with boatloads of opinions, and none of us come close to agreeing with any other one of us all of the time. But we do agree on this: The new leadership in the House of Representatives needs to be thoroughly and transparently free of the taint of the Jack Abramoff scandals, and beyond that, of undue influence of K Street.
Tip of the fedora to one of those who has signed this manifesto, The Armorer.