Mark Kirk is all over the MSM this morning after he sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a consumer alert about the possible dangers posed by Internet predators lurking in the online world of "Second Life."
"If Second Life is unwilling to protect minor children from explicit material on their Web site, it is imperative that we warn parents of the danger Second Life represents so they can effectively monitor their children's Internet usage," Kirk stated.
The naysayers of course, think that Congressman Kirk is simply playing for headlines. See the comments going back and forth at the Daily Herald site.
So, excuse me? Kirk's identification of a problem and trying to protect our kids is something to be critical of, while Dan Seals mostly hides in the shadows and sporadically comes out to wander around aimlessly at public events trying to shake a few hands? Are these folks so sheltered to think that Congressman Kirk made up the whole issue of Internet predators? Check out this and this and this.
Okay, have it your way. But, I know who I want as my congressman... someone who is out trying to be a positive force for the people of the 10th District, and not someone like Seals who simply hangs back and scoffs from the sidelines. It's probably not quite fair to say that a vote for Dan Seals is a vote in favor of Internet predators, but what does Dan's list of (non)-accomplishments say about him?
Sooner or later, Dan Seals needs to get it through his head that simply running for Congress is not a credential for running for Congress.
MEANWHILE... Back in the state(nut)house, the Democratic State Senators are claiming that their canceling of Tuesday's normal legislative session had absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that Illinois state senators are driving out in droves to campaign for Barack Obama in Indiana. The good part about all this is that they will have no credibility with the public by the time the election rolls around.