Conservative bloggers have a problem with George Allen using saucy extracts from Jim Webb's novels as campaign weaponry.
"Are the passages in Webb's 'Lost Soldiers' bizarre and perverted? Yes," writes popular conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. "But they are no more proof of Webb's immorality and unfitness for office than the passages in 'Sisters' are proof that Lynne Cheney hates men or that the passages in 'The Apprentice' are proof that Scooter Libby endorses sex between children and bears."
The article also mentions that some liberal bloggers are trying to win the election via Google Bombing. I have to say, that's so sad and nerdy I think I'm going to cry. At least make your semi-sketchy electioneering practices interesting, guys. Like, get a bunch of people on World Of Warcraft to start leafletting for candidates. I can see it now:
After hours of trudging through the Marshlands of Muradin, your paladin and elf-mage step over the body of a recently-killed wooly mammoth-frog and encounter a rival horde on a quest of its own. You cautiously aim your plus-5-damage sceptre of destruction at their leader and type a message to him:
Agonizing seconds pass, and then, a response!
"Responsible Orcs support stem cell research. But Lord Proudmage doesn't want to talk about the issues, he'd rather sling enchanted mud from Scherazul that he got from the mud-farmers' lobby. Chaz Doomhammer opposes aggressive lobbying, and thinks you deserve to know where your gold goes... this election, vote Doomhammer for Congress."
(All apologies to the many gamer-losers out there who read this blog. By which I mean none.)