Don’t vote for me

by Stephen Tall on March 14, 2007

It’s rare you get a politician (even a part-timer like myself) asking people not to vote for them, but I like to buck trends. And I see over at UK Daily Pundit I am one of the options in a poll asking the question:

“Which bloggers would you least like to see on the proposed Press Complaints Commission regulatory panel for blogs?”

I’m not sure whether to be outraged, amused or flattered. I’ll mainly settle for baffled. So far, I’ve attracted five votes, and I’m not sure whether that’s good or bad (though it puts me on a par with Daniel Finkelstein for the minute).

This is one of those occasions when, as a good liberal, I’ll borrow Senator William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous words:

“If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.”

In any case, the idea of such a regulatory panel is a pie-in-the-sky non-starter.