The article is here, if you haven't read it.
So we're the news today. Let's talk about it.
Here's what happened. On several occasions in the past, a poster posting under the name "Harry Reid" and another posting as "Barak [sic] Obama" have left weird, pro-Lieberman messages, and have responded to posts questioning their identity. They appeared to be a strange sort of ineffectual satire, and no one appeared to be taking them seriously. I decided to let them be, as they were neither grossly offensive nor slanderous.
But now an investigation has been opened into these comments to see whether or not someone in the Lieberman campaign posted those messages in an attempt to give the senator some kind of boost. If this is the case, they need to find a more productive use for their time.
But that does raise some questions. Who posted the comments? Does it matter, if it wasn't someone in either campaign? Should the FBI be involved? Where does satire stop (if indeed satire it was) and violation of campaign law begin? Am I, as administrator of this site (I don't own it--Blogger does) responsible in any way, if a violation has in fact occurred? Is Blogger? Will this site exist tomorrow?
Not easy questions. I can't even begin to think about the political effects of this. So there you are. I still haven't heard from the FBI (although I probably wouldn't be allowed to tell you if I had). We'll see what happens next.