The Blog Lobby

National Journal reports on how blogs have changed the national political scene over the past few years, highlighting the major “pelts” in blog history including Trent Lott, the CBS memos, and the Social Security debate. Blogs are a force, and their influence will likely increase over the next few years. Blogs are, as one blogger has noted, not necessarily revolutionary–they are “a natural extension for DC’s permanent lobbying class”–but the good ones are read by influential people and can influence policy, as National Journal illustrates. For those of us who are without millions of dollars in the bank (or are possessing a moral conscience), blogging is a decent alternative to working on K Street. (via Greg Piper)

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