Just down the busy Turner Turnpike from Tulsa, Oklahoma City political blogger Mike McCarville is compromising whatever political standing he has by running what appears to be a press release from Rep. Tom Cole.
Even if we agreed with Cole's position on health care (we don't), AT is not going to turn over its website to a politician to say whatever he or she wants to say. That's mere stenography, hardly the role of an independent or thoughtful political blogger.
Question: Don't we, the taxpayers, already pay for congressional flacks to do this job? Sure we do. At AltTulsa, we're not in the political PR business.
Why bother to write a political blog at all if you're giving Rep. Cole (or any other politician) a free ride?