Friday, May 29, 2009

Matt Denn's New Blog

Mike Matthews at Down With Absolutes was quick to take note of a small innovation in state government: Matt Denn has started the state's first official blog. But, as the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. The comments thread at DWA devolved into a long argument on whether Denn should allow comments, which promptly settled the issue for me. The ever cheerful Dave Burris sniffed that, without comments, Denn was being held to "a lower standard," and so "on with the propaganda."
Of course, as Brian Shields of The Mourning Constitution pointed out, it's still possible to get a message through to Denn:
Then email him. Call his office. Walk to the office and set up an appointment. The man isn’t Howard Hughes, it’s not like he’s unavailable.
Matt Denn has an engaging, informal way with words that works well in a blog. I'm glad we will be able to read what he has to say--without the boorish comments proliferating like fungi throughout the blogosphere these days.


Anonymous Maria Evans said...

Other politicians blog with open comments.

12:19 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

Did you turn off the comments on your post to make a point?

12:34 PM, May 29, 2009  
Anonymous Maria Evans said...

~ Did you turn off the comments on your post to make a point? ~

You're certainly quick, Tom.

12:39 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger a most peculiar nature said...

I totally agree with you, Tom.

"Lower standards"....pshaw !

I think it is totally reasonable out of respect for the office, that comments not be available. Nothing productive could come of it, and like Brian Shields says it's not like Matt Denn is unavailable.

It's a stupid non-issue.

12:57 PM, June 01, 2009  

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