Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has started a new blog, Speaker’s Journal. He writes:
The internet is changing the way we share information. My office has been talking a lot about some of the conversations going on in blogosphere. So I thought, hey, I should start one and give you unfiltered updates on Capitol Hill.
I’m not sure how much of a conversation the blog aims to generate if it doesn’t allow for comments. I also wonder whether a politician can truly provide “unfiltered” information. His first blog entry reads more like a politician’s speech than a blog post. It will be interesting to see how the blog develops and whether, in a few years, every politician will have one.