I know I am not a high profile blogger and I HIGHLY doubt anyone would go to the trouble of finding out Baby Bird's real name. Even so, this infuriates me.
This is beyond political parties (even though I believe in this case it is dem on dem). Doesn't Rep. Doogan have better things to do than worry about one anonymous little blogger like the erupting volcano in Alaska which has now shut down the largest airport in Anchorage?
AKmuckracker had her humble starts as a political blogger in Alaska. She unintentionally rose to fame when Alaska's Governer Palin was nominated as the VP and the lower 48 states were hungry for information about this little known governor from the icy state of Alaska. She says herself that she went from 2 to 270,000 hits from her post about One Alaskan's perspective on Palin.
This is not unlike Christina from Amiexpat whose humble beginnings began when her blog received considerable attention as the World Cup was hosted by Germany. And although Christina uses her picture and other information, she still does not use her last name.
This post illustrates why he may have broken the law. I can only hope this is the case.
As many of my fellow expat bloggers have chosen to remain anonymous for many reasons, (unless you head to the Whiny Expat Blogger Meet-Up!) I ask, do we have a right to remain anonymous?
Thanks to Balloon Juice for making me aware of this story.