You might have noticed....
I have turned on the comment moderation feature for blogger. It will stay this way through the election.
While I have always valued open debate and even enjoyed the the bare-knuckled rancor, I am now running for office and this blog is, whether I want it to be, or not, part of my public persona. Hence, I will not allow my own blog to be a tool for those who would intentionally cause my campaign problems. If you want a civil discussion, I will certainly allow that on the blog, but character assaults will not be approved for posting.
And, after reading some of the sillyness
on the topix threads
, I think I made the right decision. If you want to bash me, go over there.
As always, I welcome your emails and comments that you prefer be kept off the record. Keep 'em coming.