I'll admit ... I am occasionally envious of those who are paid to sit at a computer and write their political thoughts while the rest of us grab limited time to indulge in our hobby. Sometimes, especially on those days when I have much to opine on but feel I am wasting time at the keyboard, I can't help but wonder what a little chi-ching would be like ... all the while realizing I would not want to write under those limitations.
Jerry at From On High adds his thoughts on this subject spurred on by an editorial in today's Roanoke Times. He writes of paid political bloggers:
But there is that nagging appearance of impropriety. These guys take money to write that which candidates want written.This issue will probably become more prevalent as the blogosphere continues to grow. There are more paid political bloggers on the left side of the aisle but paid bloggers on the right are increasing as the new media becomes more familiar to candidates and their staffs.
I commented about this previously. The discussion has just begun....