Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Blogging for Freedom of Information - An Offer to All Presidential Candidates

As you know, some bloggers (Matt Stoller of MyDD, Markos Moulitsas Zúniga of DailyKos, Hugh Jackson of the Las Vegas Gleaner) don't want you to hear the Nevada Democratic candidates, and have successfully forced the cancellation of an August debate that would have allowed them to get their sound bites across.

This requires action.

Therefore, I am hereby inviting all Democratic Presidential candidates who were muzzled by the blogosphere to enter their favorite sound bites as comments to this post.

Furthermore, this offer extends to Presidential candidates from every political party. If you want a forum in which only one political party's candidates is allowed...go to Daily Kos or sumfin.

Go for it.


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Anonymous said...

Since there's no requirement that the presidential candidates have to be alive, I'd like to chime in. Sorry I don't have a Blogger account.

"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."

-Geo. Washington

Anonymous said...

I will join in this.

"The happiness of society is the end of government."

-John Adams

Anonymous said...

Me too.

"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves."

-Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

"The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted."

-James Madison

Anonymous said...

Allow me to comment.

"Good ballplayers make good citizens."

Chester Alan Arthur. And I have no comment on football.

Anonymous said...

"Politics, when I am in it, makes me sick."

William Howard Taft. Not that the judicial branch is a bed of roses...

Anonymous said...

"Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty."

Herbert Hoover

Anonymous said...

"We need not fear the expression of ideas—we do need to fear their suppression."

Harry S Truman. By the way, what's a "blog"?

Ontario Emperor said...

The quotes above, and many others were compiled by David Johnson and can be found here.

Belladonna said...

Thanks for the link to the cool quotes. Finding it was worth the annoying e-bay ad pop up.

Jennifer said...


Ontario Emperor said...


The joy of pop-up blockers. All I got was an Emeril ad for Universal.

I need to search and find some quotes from all presidential candidates, both winners and losers. William Jennings Bryan, and Barry Goldwater certainly made interesting statements in their lifetimes, and I'd like to find the leftist candidate (Debs???????) who referred to Franklin Roosevelt as a reactionary.