A Few Bugs Here and There
On Monday, it was announced that the Republican National Committee had hired Patrick Ruffini to serve as its "eCampaign director," ostensibly to run the Party's website GOP.com.
Patrick has been the proprietor of a very useful website called 2008 Presidential Wire, which I have as a featured link on this blog. 2008 Presidential Wire is a mechanized web-wire service which apparently automatically picks up blog and mainstream media coverage of some 30 or so Democratic and Republican potential 2008 presidential candidates.
Yesterday, there was a headline on 2008 Presidential Wire that caught my eye: "Oak Creek Boy Dies When Stove Falls On Top Of Him." That's certainly an unusual headline for an article about a potential presidential candidate, I thought, so I couldn't resist checking it out. The article reads as follows:
An Oak Creek toddler died under a stove over the weekend. . . "We're looking at the possibility if there was neglect involved at any point that could have prevented this from happening," Oak Creek Police Lt. John Edwards said. . .
It is a tragic story, but one that I predict will not figure prominently in the 2008 race, unless it is determined that former U.S. Senator and Democratic veep candidate John Edwards is now moonlighting with the Oak Creek Police. I can't say I've seen too much of Mr. Edwards of late, so nothing would surprise me.
Today, there's another interesting one, listed as an article about Sen. George Allen, from my own backyard: "New Kensington Man Jailed for Alleged Stabbing." This one features the following:
Police say 44-year-old George Allen Jackson is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
With or without the bugs, we wish Mr. Ruffini good luck in his new role with the RNC website.
John Edwards articles on 2008 Presidential Wire
George Allen articles on 2008 Presidential Wire