Following up on the F.E.C.

Jeff Jarvis seems about as ambivalent about Commissioner Smith’s statement as I am, but says more strongly than I did that it smells like a stunt. MetaFilter has weighed in as well. The consensus is: either he’s pushing the commission’s rulings to their logical or illogical extremes so that the Supremes will have to smack down McCain-Feingold in toto, or he’s pushing bloggers’ buttons so they’ll work even harder to take down his political opponents as they did Dan Rather.

Both are dangerous strategies.