Why politics is just one step removed from Grade 3
An NDP blogger (use Firefox to view) has launched a leadership faceoff on Facebook, the social networking site. The goal is to amass supporters for Jack Layton and surpass the Facebook friends of Liberal leader Stéphane Dion. Or, as Ravijo the blogger says: "It's a game called 'let's embarass the Liberal party.'"
At the time of this posting, Layton has 10,159 friends on his Facebook site; Dion has 10,708. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, by the way, has 8,706.