Meet John Kerry — on Friendster

Nothing surprising—Kerry and Edwards have profiles on Friendster that look a little calculated, shock horror drama:

Being able to attract such high-profile visitors — even though it’s possible some staffer created the profiles instead of the candidates themselves — is another positive sign for Friendster, which last fall received $13 million in seed money from Silicon Valley venture capitalists, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

The site’s appeal only goes so far, however. President George W. Bush declined an invitation to join. A campaign spokeswoman says Friendster doesn’t fit in with his Internet strategy. Apparently, Bush is willing to cede the young, hipster demographic.