Paul Martin Quits?

Martin QuitsApparently, Paul Martin has quit. His blog, that is. In a previous blog entry, I wrote about how our future Prime Minister had a blog. In his own words, maintaining the blog was "an opportunity to express my thoughts publicly without having to go through all the sturm und drang that is a major speech or even a media scrum".

I'm sad to report that Paul Martin hasn't added an entry to his blog since October 19, 2003. Prior to that entry, he was maintaining it fairly regularly since his first entry of April 30, 2003. I think we can safely declare the Paul Martin blog is dead. He's quit blogging.

It's a shame, really. I think it was a tremendous communications tool that would benefit all Canadians by giving us access to the thoughts, beliefs and strategies of our leader. Canada has always been at the forefront of web-based communication initiatives, and a blog written by the Prime Minister was a wonderful extension of this philosophy. I'm sorry he didn't keep it up. Like so many bloggers before him, he was unwilling to invest the time and energy.

I'll still stop by every few weeks, just in case the Prime Minister decides to post an entry or two "without having to go through all the sturm und drang that is a major speech or even a media scrum".


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