Post in haste, repent in leisure
The very thing that is considered the weakness of blogs can be its greatest strength--the immediacy of it and the way that information travels along citizen-driven lines. Yes, it's chaos. Yes, it's messy. But it means there is always someone there to correct you if you are wrong and if you use this to your advantage, it can be a great tool.
There was a rapid amount of information that flooded the blogs about statements made by Bradley Smith from the FEC where he floated the idea, probably to get a reaction shot, if you will, of regulating blog endorsements of candidates. My initial inclination was that this whole thing was aimed at Daily Kos--political witch-hunting and muscle-flexing power plays to scare people are pretty much the M.O. of the most powerful people in D.C. right now. There were a ton of plausible interpretations of such statements.
Commenter Patrick pointed me to Electrolite's posting on this. As of yet, this has been the best tip yet. There's a good chance that this is a "drown it in the bathtub" strategy, an attempt to get liberals to support stripping the FEC of its powers. You know, similiar to the bullshit they are feeding young people now about Social Security, that the Boomers are going to spend all our money so we have to take it back. The purpose is to kill Social Security. Or the No Child Left Behind Act, an act specifically designed to get people to support pulling funds from needy schools by "flunking" them in order to help dismantle universal education.