Forcing commenters to register with Blogger hasn't really helped cut down on the personal invective around here. This is sad. I know it's hot out, I know we all disagree (that, in fact, is the point of this blog), but there's no need to heap abuse on others.
So once again let me ask that you leave your political opinions unrestrained, but please check yourselves when heaping personal abuse on another poster. Everyone's entitled to an opinion.
--Call someone an idiot, or another name
--Insult someone else's intelligence, loyalties or beliefs in a personal way (it's okay to disagree, not to insult)
--Make disparaging comments about someone's life outside of blogging
--Make fun of another poster
--Accuse someone of being a staffer for a rival campaign
--Be a jerk
This last rule is the most important.
Now, this post is not aimed at the majority of you, but at a small minority of folks who abuse others constantly. You know who you are. Shape up.