More talk of bloggers and candidates today… Chris Cillizza reports on the WaPo, that “Hillary Rodham Clinton has pulled off a major coup in her evolving relationship with the liberal blogosphere.” Clinton, has hired Peter Daou, the author of the Daou Report (a blog on Salon.com) and a former of blog staffer for the 2004 Kerry campaign. Daou will be joining Clinton’s senate race fundraising committee, “Friends of Hillary.”
In a post announcing his new job, Dauo said that “as a true believer in the importance of [blogs], I’m thrilled about Senator Clinton’s interest in building this bridge with the online community and I intend to do everything I can to make it as productive as possible.” As a “blog advisor” to Clinton, Daou will seek “to facilitate and expand her relationships with the netroots,” he said.
Asked about Daou’s hiring, Howard Wolfson, a spokesman for Clinton, said only: “We are delighted to welcome Peter aboard. He will be a huge asset.”
Peter is also the “lead blogger and editor of UN Dispatch.”