Interesting news from Capitol Hill ... and it has nothing to do with the bailout bill.
ValleyWag reported Friday that members of the Senate came to a "bipartisan consensus" regarding their ability to communicate with constituents via Twitter and other third-party platforms. ValleyWag cites Congress Daily, noting that the Senate
decided that Senators may "maintain Web sites or post material on third-party platforms" so long as those sites "agree to disclose when content is maintained by a Senate office" and communications do not contain "commercial or political material or links to an office-maintained page."
Do I even have to say that this could open a virtual can of worms when it comes to security? Gov. Palin's private e-mail issues should serve as a cautionary tale, to say the least.