I saw the news the other day that Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, started blogging. Interesting, I thought, even though the blog doesn't have an RSS feed nor a way to leave comments. So I blogrolled it for a look now and again and moved on.
Until I saw this comment just now in my RSS feeds in a post by Jeff Jarvis:
[...] So the man two heartbeats away from the Presidency is blogging.
Now that makes it a far more interesting proposition than seeing it as just another politican who's started a blog as a one-way communication channel.
The power of illustrative speaking!