Are political blogs the "new frontier" as promoted or just another place for partisan hacks to get rich by playing "politics as usual?" Recent controvsersies surrounding the successful Daily Kos web site suggest the whole thing may just may be another political con game.
Wanted: Face time with President Bush or top adviser Karl Rove. Suggested donation: $100,000. The middleman: lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Blunt e-mails that connect money and access in Washington show that prominent Republican activist Grover Norquist facilitated some administration contacts for Abramoff’s clients while the lobbyist simultaneously solicited those clients for large donations to Norquist’s tax-exempt group.