Let's not go insane over blogs...
Yet another blogger has resigned over so-called inappropriate comments.
The campaign manager for Conservative Party member Peter Goldring stepped down Friday, after writing a blog posting that called for Alberta's independence.Is this going to be part of a larger trend - politicians will now have staffs that spend their time going through blogs and internet forums for any comment that can get someone in trouble.
Gordon Stamp, who posts under the pseudonym "Psycho," wrote on Free Dominion: "I honestly see no benefit for Alberta to remain part of Canada. Seriously, there is absolutely nothing that Canada as a nation offers me."
He goes on to compare Alberta to "a battered wife who has not yet realized that being divorced is better than staying married." While he allows that the statement could be politically incorrect, he writes "that's how I feel."
Peter Goldring issued a statement about the post Friday.
"This evening I learned about comments posted on the Internet by Mr. Gordon Stamp, who has been serving as manager of my campaign in Edmonton East," Goldring said.
"I was deeply disturbed by these comments, which in no way reflect my views or those of the Conservative Party. To the contrary, I have spent my entire adult life fighting for a united Canada, and, in fact, was drawn into public service to fight for Canada as a united federation."
I come down on the side of free speech here. Some bloggers have tried to tie various people to the rantings of Liberal MIke Klander...but only by loose association. We're going down a dangerous road here.