Friday, September 01, 2006

Tsk tsk Mr. Graham

For those of you checking out the Liberal website you'll not that Shawn Graham was keeping a quasi-blog. He was very diligent posting every day through Day 5 of the campaign (Aug 22) and we haven't heard from him since.

What gives?

UPDATE: Within hours of my post, the Liberal site was updated to reveal entries for Shawn Graham for each day of the campaign to date, filling in the week and a bit that had been missing. An amazing coincidence or is the Liberal campaign reading my blog?? So my question is, did the retrowrite the back entries or was there just a glitch or oversight in getting them uploaded to the site?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Attention span of a four year old? Finally figured out what a blog was? Got distracted by a shinier toy?

Reg said...

That's easy. Brennan isn't around to write it anymore.

Anonymous said...

There is something eerily wrong with the campaign. Either they are plain stupid or they are overconfident. It is bewildering.

Spinks said...

You know something, reg is probably right. The likelihood that Graham wrote his own blog is slim to none. The fact that any of the candidates who have blogs(the few that there are) write their own blog (with the exception of Brent Taylor) is slim to none too.

The politicians haven't quite figured out what a blog is yet anyway and neither have some others who should...that's you CBC.

Anonymous said...

"The politicians haven't quite figured out what a blog is.." Is there anything else they did figure out? Please elaborate.

Reg said...

I loved how Andy Scott's blog during the Federal election kept referring to Andy in the third person. "Today I had a great time chatting at the door with the good people of Marysville. He promised quick action on Route 8".

Note to staffers: Use the find/replace
function to change he to I when cutting and pasting.

Reg said...

Note to Shawn: Let a staffer write this thing. Your spelling and grammar are atrocious.

"We ended the evening at the Official Opening Liberal Candidate Serge Rouselle’s Campaign Headquarters in Traadie-Scheila. Serge and his team in great shape and the atmosphere was very positive!"

Sara G said...

No doubt that a staffer has been writing this. I've yet to see the Leader of the Opposition do anything without notes, including Question Period.

It's interesting to note the changes to other sites (Lib/CBC) once a blog points out an error yet at the same time they don't give us credit as an important source of information. Word of mouth is a powerful tool in any campaign (political or not) so when we have a chance to reach more people in the form of a blog then we do sitting at Tim Horton's it should at least be given as much credibilty by the folks around here.

Really have to wonder who is running the communications over at Lib HQ.

smile of the day: Anon 7:09's comments.

Lisa R said...

I also commented on someone's blog the other day, Alvy's maybe, that they hadn't updated their media ads in several days, and shortly after, they were updated. Hmm, maybe they have someone that spends the day reading all these blogs to react to what's happening. We could start making up stuff and see how they respond;)

Spinks said...

Don't count on getting credit anytime soon sara and lisa. The media (and politicians) are by and large (although not all) freaked out by blogs. Anyone can take part, there are few rules and the information is instant. Whether that's good or bad is up for debate but those are the facts.

Anonymous said...

There is a far easier explanation for Mr. Graham's blabsence, the elder Irvings were at their fishing camp for a week and the memo's stopped coming in.

Harrap said...

I posted a reference to this in my blog ;) Link to my blog entry