I don’t understand the recent trend of Virginia political bloggers writing in italics and also bold to make really serious demands that they insist that somebody in power do because they are aghast and hyperventilating and may well have the vapors. Things like:
I am OUTRAGED that Senator Smiley would send out a mailing in which he fails to fully acknowledge the support of Supervisor Smith. I have never in my 18-year-life been so offended. I demand that Senator Smiley apologize to me immediately.
This is not a practice that exists on any other blogs that I’ve ever read. I’m thinking that’s for a reason.
First, for the love of all that is good and holy, would you stop doing that? It hurts my eyes. Second, who are you to make any demands of the esteemed Senator Smiley? God help me if I ever become so self-important that I publicly post bold and underlined demands of my elected officials. (Note to self: Now you can really never do this, what with the blog entry about it.) If I’m upset with Senator Smiley, or whomever, I’m going to write him a letter like regular human beings do, maybe telephone him. Not call him out in public with horrible typography.
Tantrums do not become us.