The verdict of the court of public opinion is still out, but the National Arbitration Forum has weighed in on Hillary’s side.
New York’s junior senator just won the rights to www.hillaryclinton.com away from a cybersquatter.
The arbitrators found that:
“Complainant, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is an internationally known political figure who has received world-wide press coverage since at least 1992 when her husband was elected President of the United States. Complainant is a best-selling author and has written four novels including, ‘It Takes a Village: and Other Lessons Children Teach Us,’ which was published in 1996 and has sold 622,000 copies, and ‘Living History,’ which has sold 1.68 million hard copies and 525,000 paperbacks since its 2003 publication. On November 7, 2000, the people of New York elected Complainant to the United States Senate. Complainant’s campaign began in 1999 and received substantial media coverage as the top senate race in the country.”
We briefly toyed with the idea of trying to get hold of www.politicker.com through this procedure, but it turns out to cost a few thousand dollars more than we’re willing to pay. (The guy who owns that domain would have sold it to us for less, but that would only encourage him.)
Meanwhile, we’ve worked out a private non-aggression pact with the other Politicker blog, a conservative West-Coast site that still (curses!) beats us on Google.