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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Love it or Hate it, Justice Sunday II Set a VIP Blogosphere Precedent for Inviting Right and Left

Captain Ed over at Captain's Quarters had a fine time live blogging last Sunday's Justice Sunday II in Nashville. Among the many speakers from the Conservative Right and the Religious Right (Not always identical, contrary to the MSM) were Chuck Colson, James Dobson, Rep. Tom Delay and Bishop Harry Jackson, all speaking on the need for men and women of character and constitutional perspective being appointed to the federal judiciary, including President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Judge John Roberts.

Whatever your views on that issue, Justice Sunday II organizers went out of their way to make it invite and assist bloggers from Left and Right to live-blog the event, even going so far as to pay expenses for several. Unfortunately, only one liberal blogger attended. Charmaine Yoest of Reasoned Audacity served as the main contact between the organizers and the Blogosphere.

Back in April, The Heritage Foundation hosted a number of bloggers from Left and Right at an issue seminar for journalists and bloggers on Social Security reform.

How long before inviting bloggers from across the political spectrum is the accepted way of doing things? It can't be too soon. See Captain Ed's comments on his experience at Justice Sunday II here.