Tuesday, August 19, 2003

http://www.georgewbush.com makes astroturf easy.

From the Washington Post:

President Bush's campaign will unveil a Web site today that allows proprietors of online journals - Blogs or Web logs - to "get the latest campaign headlines and inside scoop posted instantly to your site through a live news feed from GeorgeWBush.com!"
Bush's campaign is leaving nothing to chance as his devotees spread his message. The automatic feeds are offered in horizontal and vertical versions.
Campaign manager Ken Mehlman said the site's purpose is "sharing the president's positions and tying them to grass-roots activities so that everyone who wants to, has something to do." The site allows a user to type in a Zip code and find local and national radio talk shows. A letter can be automatically e-mailed to newspapers, and all the supporter has to do is paste in pre-scripted text such as, "President Bush should be commended for his strong leadership on the economy."

Hopefully, this will make astroturf easier to identify, as well as render many righty bloggers obsolete.