One of the worst and most useless things about blogging is that it is derivative, people copying, cutting and pasting and adding a line or two of observation that is about as original as the other 2754 blogs that have copy, cut and pasted the same thing. Kinda what I mostly do.
But have a look at what Stephen Taylor (up and coming Conservative Party of Canada mover and shaker) was able to achieve in his reponse to the Scott Reid of the Liberal party's "beer and popcorn" statement on the Tory child care program: he finds and links to every meal expense receipt the guy filed for Ottawa bars for the first half of 2005!
Great primary resource work. I still think that Stephen is still pretty much wrong in equating a daycare system to trusting "parents to buy diapers, books and toys for their own kids", things that are the obligation of parents properly which are already covered by the child tax credit and not properly the subject matter of a new daycare program alternative. But that is a disagreement and takes nothing from his great, funny and authoritative kick back at a leading light in the naturally governing party. Great blogging. Gives one hope for the medium.