Last night I found this user IP address on my website: housegate10.house.gov
Interestingly, the ID is described as: "Information Systems U.s. House Of Representatives," from Washington, D.C. The IP went to my site twice, once via this link and the other time through here. Whoever the person was read my Vennochi blog on Lynch and a blog on some media coverage. Big deal, you all say, right?
Well... turns out there's a little added significance to this. While I get visitors from the campaigns for various Governors in this state, I never get them from the Attorney General's office. Tom Reilly's campaign has been known to stop by a few times a week - as well as Deval Patrick's, though to a lesser extent - but it's always the campaign, not the office. Furthermore, I know from a little visit to Ted Kennedy's office discussing various constitutional issues as a part of the Mass Netroots (linked on my 'daily reads'), that the office of Ted Kennedy wasn't even allowed to say TedKennedy.com - I highly doubt they'd be allowed to go research any Kennedy opponent either.
I just think it's interesting. While I'm not well versed in the law and what people in Congressional Offices can and can't do, I can say this: if Lynch's people are really interested in Phil Dunkelbarger, maybe they should show it in other ways than leaving cookies at a blogger's website. You know... maybe he could actually show up to a debate before the day of the primary.
[Note to readers: I'm not chalking up a conspiracy, I just think it's an entertaining little visit. Clearly, it was Lynch's office, which wouldn't be okay if they were doing opposition research and working on elections. However, Andy made the good point that they could have just been keeping up to date with Lynch news - much like they would read a Boston Globe article. Doesn't take away from the fact that Lynch needs to debate Dunkelbarger though - and soon.]