Saturday, September 30, 2006

Is Ned Bloggy?

I was over visiting Joe Squarepants and he got me thinking: Maybe one of the questions for us to ponder is the actual fit between Lamont in the flesh and the cyber-insurgency backing him. I mean, those of you who've seen him -- if only on TV but maybe even at appearances -- may find him to be a strange choice for some of the funky, transgressive people backing him. And does that matter?

4 comments:

joeydee said...

I think Ned is downright sexy when compared to knobby-kneed Joe...

Genghis Conn said...

The nice thing about being unknown is that your supporters can make you into whatever they want.

Jk said...

Who can say? In general, I think
...physically? No.
...psychologically? Maybe.

The nice thing about the internet is that you can be whatever you want to be, whenever you want to be it. A fat, red-headed man could be a stunningly blonde, leggy woman for all we know. I think the people supporting Lamont (or anyone) don't give a shit about the apperance because they, for whatver intent and purposes are invisable as well.
Maybe that question would be more relevent to ask in the future...I'm not sure.

Kristen said...

If his appearance has any weight with whether people support him online, then he wouldn't have the kind of following he does. It would suggest that the Lieberman tactic of distorting his country club membership had any real validity. As jk said, a good deal of the glory of blogging is that its style that matters - not physical attributes. Bloggers who support him are attracted to his politics and values, (or if not, applaud his opposition to Lieberman), but certainly not how he dresses.