Update 2: Comment left below by dave (aka Dave Stacy, David Stacy, Nixguy, and Dave) indicates he is not the David Stacy linked in the below update having given money to Jim Petro or OHIOANS FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE. Maybe Mr. Stacy can clear up who he has donated money to in the past so that Jean DuBail can decide whether or not to keep him on in his current paid blogging role at the PeeDee.

Update: Maybe Jean DuBail will fire “Dave” (aka “Nixguy”, aka David Stacy) for having contributed $50 to Jim Petro in 1999 and also having commented on a Democrat Governor on many occasions. Or has the Governor’s office not jumped up and down enough?

From Jeff at Ohio Daily Blog (we liked you there better anyways):

Today I was terminated from my engagement as a freelance blogger at the Cleveland.com blog “Wide Open” as a direct result of intervention of Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Township) of the 14th Ohio Congressional District, in retaliation for my previous blogging about his re-election campaign and my financial support for two of his election opponents.

I wonder who they will hire to replace Jeff’s valiant attempts to stem the tide of the Widen Open cesspool of wingnutia? Has the grand experiment failed? Will dead tree media be able to finally get it’s hands around that pesky blogosphere, or does this spell the end of that attempt?

Much more on this later. I’ve been wanting to weigh in on this for some time now. Stay tuned.

This from Jeff should put to rest any notion of “Wide Open”:

Today Dubail called me and asked if I would agree to never write about LaTourette on “Wide Open,” as a condition of my continued participation. He said that the arrangement was sought by Susan Goldberg, Editor of the Plain Dealer. When I declined to agree that I would never write about LaTourette on “Wide Open,” I was terminated by DuBail.

Wide Shut. Cased Closed.

Yo PeeDee: