July 16, 2004

WEBS WEAVED

The OmbudsGod reports:

Joseph C. Wilson IV's ironically-named website, RestoreHonesty.com, where he proclaims, "George Bush's Administration has betrayed our trust," and "I wasn't ready to keep quiet when this President misled the nation in his State of the Union Address" is paid for by (drum roll please) John Kerry for President, Inc.

Oh, and not only is Joe "not a political partisan," he hopes you "will join [him] in doing all you can to make John Kerry our next President."

And in Australian non-partisan website news:

Federal Labor leader Mark Latham has distanced himself and his party from an anti-Government website which may have broken the law by not naming its publisher.

The Government has asked the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to investigate the website - johnhowardlies.com.

The latest edition of Labor's official email newsletter refers voters to the site, which is now being revamped and is temporarily offline.

But Mr Latham says despite the referral, Labor is not behind the web address.

UPDATE. InstaPundit has loads more on the Wilson/Kerry site.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 16, 2004 02:48 AM
Comments

It's against the law to put up a political website without naming its publisher? What does this mean for, say, Professor Bunyip?

Posted by: Jorge at July 16, 2004 at 02:53 AM

Bunyips weren't recognised as citizens in the 1967 referendum, so it doesn't apply.

Posted by: superboot at July 16, 2004 at 04:20 AM

Amusingly, Joe Wilson's site is now gone, its content replaced by a blank placeholder.

Posted by: Jan Haugland at July 16, 2004 at 06:25 AM

Has anyone dobbed you in to the authorities for being fatuous without a licence yet?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at July 16, 2004 at 12:55 PM

Dear Miranda,

They have fatuousness licenses now? Sheesh! I had no idea that I've been breaking the law all these years.

Could you please give me some details on how to apply for my fatuousness license? A short account of where you got yours would be really helpful.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Andrew D.

Posted by: Andrew D. at July 16, 2004 at 03:39 PM

Joseph C. Wilson....not a political partisan

So politically nonpartisan that the comment email address is @johnkerry.com

Posted by: Wallace-Midland, Texas at July 16, 2004 at 04:05 PM

Andrew, be careful in saying "Heads up" to Miranda. She might crack her skull on the desk she's currently underneath.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 16, 2004 at 04:17 PM

My, my, how we've all missed Miranda.

Posted by: Quentin George at July 16, 2004 at 05:24 PM

Two words: piss off!

Posted by: Miranda Divide at July 16, 2004 at 06:56 PM

Must be Mirandas time of the month.

Posted by: Rob Read at July 16, 2004 at 09:16 PM

Help! The trolls are crushing my dissent!

Posted by: Quentin George at July 16, 2004 at 09:41 PM

Quentin, you might try using a strong pesticide. And maybe a roach motel under the desk. Can't hurt.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 17, 2004 at 05:29 AM

Hey Andrea, is Miranda still posting from an IP registered by the United Nations World Food Programme? Just curious, you know.

Posted by: PW at July 17, 2004 at 11:18 AM

No, her IP was traced to the interior of an oil drum in George Galloway's basement. Duh duh duhhhhhh!

Posted by: Sortelli at July 17, 2004 at 01:57 PM