McCain is not the only candidate under attack from user generated political mud slinging. Some people are even profiting from dirty politics. You can buy all the anti-Obama stuff you want at www.notstuff.com/obama.html. Be warned that the products offered are offensive and in bad taste. If you hate Hillary Clinton you can buy a hoody to prove it at www.cafepress.com/dontvotehillary, but if you don’t know where to start simply visit www.donotvotehillary.com. Hating season has begun. I don’t support any of these sites or their opinions. They do however, highlight the negative side of politics and non-accountability. Several negative sites have been shut down for one reason or another, but others are created daily. Early in the campaign the Clinton camp purchased the domains votingpresent.com and votingpresent.org to criticize Obama, but fortunately the sites never materialize. I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech, but when it gets dirty hateful, it can feel like digital pollution. I don’t know if it’s more irresponsible or dangerous. The solution is not to prevent the negativity, that’s always going to exist. The real challenge is educating people people to sort through the trash.