A new Angle to online politics

A NEW ANGLE TO ONLINE POLITICS…. In a bizarre twist, unhinged state Rep. Sharron Angle actually won the Republican Senate nomination in Nevada this week. It’s likely, then, that a lot of folks will be stopping by Angle’s campaign website to learn more.

But a funny thing happens when one visits Angle’s official campaign site: there’s nothing there except a donation button.

In general, U.S. Senate candidates have plenty of resources on their sites — a biography, an issues page, a calendar of events, volunteer opportunities, etc. Indeed, Angle’s website used to have all of these things. She had a site — filled with “spelling mistakes and grammatical errors” — that had all kinds of information about Angle’s nutty beliefs and background.

But now that she’s actually won the primary, Angle’s website has essentially been scrapped altogether. You can visit the homepage, donate money, and that’s it. There’s nothing else to click on.

Here’s guessing someone at the National Republican Senatorial Committee gave Angle’s team a call on Wednesday morning, demanding that the bizarre content — reflecting the candidate’s actual beliefs — be taken down immediately.

Of course, the fact that voters can’t go to Angle’s site and learn a single thing about her isn’t exactly a vote of confidence in her candidacy.

Update: Reader P.M. emails with this link to a cached FAQ from Angle’s website, before the scrub. There’s also this issues page.

It’s going to be fun to compare the pre- and post-primary sites.

Second Update: Laura Conaway at MaddowBlog notes that the sourcecode on the site is also pretty revealing.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.