I'M BACK: Spent the night up at the lake, took the boat to Calhoun's and had barbecue, then hung out with the Insta-Dad, Insta-Wife, Insta-Daughter and the youngest Insta-Brother.
More blogging later, but in the meantime I have some thoughts on blogs, campaign finance "reform," and free speech over at GlennReynolds.com. And over at The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru has some harsh-but-true words on Bush's stance regarding free speech and campaign finance "reform":
A brief history: 1) I'm against it, and you should vote for me over John McCain on this basis. 2) Some campaign-finance reforms amount to a restriction on free speech, and I'll veto them on that basis. 3) I'll sign the bill, let the judges sort it out. 4) The bill I just signed bans all those George Soros ads. 5) I'm going to sue to get those ads all banned. 6) I'm going to support legislation to ban those ads that I already banned, even though they used to be free speech. I think (5) and (6) are new this week.
Here's a better idea: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's First Amendment Restoration Act.