Silicon Valley technologists and entrepreneurs tend to be way to insular, focused tightly on their own ventures and caring little about politics in Washington, DC.
We need to start caring, because the Washington's policy will really impact us. Silicon Valley has the most dynamic economy in the world, and so ensuring an open global economy is in our best interest. We know we can excel on a level playing field.
Since SiliconBeat is largely geared towards the venture and entrepreneur community, this post makes us wonder if there's not a "policy-savvy-divide" being created between the "established" tech players and the emerging Web 2.0 crowd. While we certainly don't need another trade association to represent them, the 2.0 folks better realize that completely relying on others to do their bidding for them in DC is a recipe for very bad results that won't make any VC or board member happy.