Dems take the lead ... in podcasting

Browsing through the iTunes Music Store's podcast directory today, I came across two strikingly different takes on Washington politics. It seems both the Senate Republicans and the House Democrats [iTunes links] have hopped on the podcasting bandwagon, but the presentation really highlights the difference between the parties.

The Republicans, for instance, use as their logo a screenshot of the SRC logo (as pictured above). The podcasts' blurb reads, drily, "The Senate Republican Conference hosts Republican Senator's audio clips on various subjects and issues to U.S. Senate Business and current events." Then there's Washington Democrats' take on the ubiquitous iPod print advertisements, with this one showing the white iPod plugged into the Capitol Dome. And their podcast description is slightly more accessible or even, dare I say, entertaining, than the other side's:

House Democrats podcast
Trapped in the car with a Rush Limbaugh fan? Are some rude passengers on the bus blasting "Best of Bill O'Reilly - Volume 3" from their boom box? Or worse yet, have you found yourself stuck at one of the President's staged town hall meetings on Social Security? Don't worry -- now you can listen to speeches, press conferences and radio addresses by House Democrats wherever and whenever you want. Drown out the clatter with the House Democrats' Podcast. Go where you want -- and take the truth with you.
If only they could show this much spunk in standing up to the John Roberts nomination ...

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