McCain guestblogs at Captain's Quarters
John McCain guestblogs at Captain's Quarters. The Senator says "Time for Decisive Action on North Korea".
I would remind Senator Hillary Clinton and other Democrats critical of Bush Administration policies that the framework agreement her husband’s administration negotiated was a failure. The Koreans received millions in energy assistance. They diverted millions in food assistance to their military. And what did they do? They secretly enriched uranium.
Apart from the content of his message, McCain's choice of medium is interesting too. Captain Ed has long had a high quality site and "broke" a number of important Canadian scandals. And there is nothing low rent about his site. Still, McCain's remarks on Captain Ed's represent a milestone of sorts. Writing on the blogs had long been seen as some version of "slumming it". But with many companies using the blogs to communicate directly with customers (the example that comes to mind are the Microsoft tech blogs) it was inevitable that it would become accepted as just another channel. Advertisers have long known this fact and used it; and it was not long before major politicians did too.