Texas State Rep. Aaron Peña has maintained a blog on Blogger since 2005.
One reason, they say, that politicians maintain blogs is that it is a way to circumvent the mainstream media. It’s a clean, direct way to communicate to the voters without going through a media filter with all of their agendas.
And it’s a way for the public to be able to get an idea of what is going on inside government – again, without a filter.
One government entity that has maintained an element of opacity is
Where am I going with this?
Well, we just had a window open in
You should bookmark it, too.
As you can see, it’s an aptly named blog: “As the Court Turns,” alluding, I would guess, to the daily soap opera of long running (52 seasons!), “As the World Turns.”
But somehow I am reluctant to believe that this new blog by our new Democratic Commissioner will contain the same kind of lurid details that we see on the soap opera for which he has named his blog. I doubt, for instance whether Richard is going to be reporting on things on the order of the truth about whether Brian should tell Lucinda the truth about his sexuality. And whether Lucinda, having finally found happiness would be able to deal with that news.
But I wish he would.