Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The GOP Has an Innovative Idea to Fight Pork

(via memeorandum)
Two of the few Republicans who remain committed to fighting against pork have hit on a concept that maybe shouldn't be unique, except that it is: they are actively recruiting bloggers and the netroots to track down and expose pork. This has to be one of the first times politicians have sought to harness the power of the internet to actual improve the quality of government rather than just organize support or opposition to a particular policy or candidate.

This is a susprisingly (at this point) unique idea that maybe gives people a real opportunity to participate in the political process in a direct and substantive way, rather than just talking about politics.