This would actually be fun to watch…
Bradley Smith says that the freewheeling days of political blogging and online punditry are over.
In just a few months, he warns, bloggers and news organizations could risk the wrath of the federal government if they improperly link to a campaign’s Web site. Even forwarding a political candidate’s press release to a mailing list, depending on the details, could be punished by fines.
Smith should know. He’s one of the six commissioners at the Federal Election Commission, which is beginning the perilous process of extending a controversial 2002 campaign finance law to the Internet.Let me be the first to predict “The Mother of All Blogswarms™.”
While it could happen, it won’t. The genie is out the bottle.
(read the whole thing anyway… just in case)
[Kevin adds] RedState is keeping track of the reaction (left and right) in their FEC archive. If it is to be the “The Mother of All Blogswarms™,” then let it be aimed properly – repeal McCain-Feingold!!!