John Aravosis had the brainfart that he could fit everything that went wrong with this administration into one comments section. Good luck, John. It seems more likely that the comments code will quit before the list gets half done.
Some years back I had a similar idea that involved a wiki. The application seems clear – Bushies go wrong on so many levels that no single field of expertise is enough to fully grasp it. A wikipedia model seems like the perfect junction of mass enthusiasm and the technological advantages of the internet. Call it the Worst President Ever (WPE) project and invite everybody who has a problem with Bush to contribute. It seems like the basic architecture shouldn’t be that hard to set up, although I’m saying that from a position of total obliviousness as far as web coding goes. If you have an idea how that sort of thing can be practically done let me know about it in the comments.
Of course the corollary would spring up right away just like RedState followed Kos. That’s fine with me, as far as I’m concerned a set of competing publically-accessible knowledge databases is an improvement over the model we have now, where we keep our partisan databases in our heads and away from scrutiny.
Of course similar databases exist, for example here and here. I’m not disregarding the value of existing models, rather John’s post made me think more about the value of a wiki with a narrow focus on the foibles of a single president. Also, it’s a given that the exercise would amount to a partisan circle-jerk. Why not, that’s what the blogoshere largely does. Half of our energy goes into catalogueing the atrocities of our political enemies. It seems to me that there’s nothing lost in having a central place to deposit that stuff.