It's election time and in cyberspace, the election is happening on MySpace. Besides the social networking site running its own get out the vote campaign, the political parties are getting involved too.
In New Mexico, the Democratic Party has its own MySpace profile with 140 friends including Angela, Jeanette and Anathea.
Under the personal information section, the party claims to be a 20-year-old female who lives in Albuquerque, (although the group shot featuring National Democratic Committee Chairman Howard Dean, Wertheim and other state Dem staffers makes it clear they aren't really trying to pass as a 20-year-old woman.) According to other ``personal'' information, the party is married with children and was born under the sign of Sagittarius.
When you open the party's profile page you get treated to a song and video of U2's ``Beautiful Day,'' which was used as a campaign theme in 2004 by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. But that song didn't make the page's ``Favorite Music'' list, which includes only ``Born in the USA,'' ``The Star Spangled Banner'' and ``America the Beautiful.''
As for movies, according to MySpace, the party likes All the President's Men, The Candidate, Bullworth, The War Room and Primary Colors. The latter is a surprising choice, considering it's a not-very-flattering comedic profile of a presidential candidate based on Bill Clinton.
While the profile is a big stodgy by MySpace strandards it does feature a photo of a baby urinating on President Bush.
Selling the state: The state GOP isn't using MySpace, at least in an official capacity, spokesman Jonah Cohen said. He said his party is having too much fun with its blog, ``New Mexico For Sale,'' which catalogs scandals, assorted allegations of misdeeds and basically any bad press related to the majority party.