Tim Pawlenty, "blogger."

I've covered Mark Kennedy's un-blog pretty thoroughly, but his campaign seems to understand the medium far better than Minnesota Gov. Gov. Tim Pawlenty's. Like Kennedy, the governor doesn't write anything--so no opinions, no first-person voice-of-the-candidate musings, no feedback mechanism--instead, just links to the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press and announcements are stored there. Makes me wonder: with all the buzz about blogs of late, are politicians just using the language as a stand-in (like Kennedy's comment-free, link-free blog) for populism? Or maybe it's just a typo: "Online Press Office" and "Blog" are merely a dozen or so letters apart.

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