Liberal Bloggers Depart Plain Dealer Over Campaign Contribution, Political Pressure. Jeff is quoted:

“If you’re going to have a rule about campaign contributions, have it at the outset and don’t adopt it in response to a complaint,” he said. “But it’s a bad policy. I was specifically hired as a partisan, to argue my side. If you want partisans to blog, it’s absurd to rule out campaign contributions. Conceptually it doesn’t fit the situation.