Monday, January 19, 2009

DC Blogger is a Vital Voice - Keep it Strong

Hey kids,

I'm doing just fine but am very, very busy with work and waiting for the inauguration madness to go by before picking up the virtual pen again. Thanks for all the good wishes for me and my family.

If you have some spare change to hand out to bloggers, I know someone who is a vital and under-recognized voice in Left Blogistan, DC Blogger of Corrente, health care maven extraordinaire. First, go and read her great posts. Do you want to know what is going on with health care politics and policy? Bookmark her blog and read it. All of it. Every day.

Next, go and send her some kibble so she can keep doing these great posts. Blogging is hard work. The kind of blogging DC does is doubly hard because she's not just out there bloviating like yours truly, she's researching, getting the facts, following the money and the operatives, keeping us informed on just what the bastards are up to.

So show her some money love and some linky goodness, too, which raises her search engine ratings and brings her to greater prominance.

It's the right things to do.


Monday, January 05, 2009

And Who is Getting Vetted?

Slowly easing back into blogging, gang.

Thanks for all the replies on the previous post. I think people took the question a bit too literally. It was more about the political imagination and how the narrative of the campaign in the minds of the viewers was constructed. Both camps tried to control and channel the phenomenon, but neither were running that show.

Different topic now. So it appears good old Judas Richardson has some corruption scandal to deal with and he is withdrawing his name from consideration as a cabinet secretary. The Spousal Unit and I had placed bets as to who would be the first Precious appointee to bite the dust and we both said Richardson, but I had joked it would happen before the nomination was confirmed. Little did I know...

Hmm, maybe all cabinet appointees need to be vetted as thoroughly as Hillary. I realize that the Obama administration doesn't actually care about venality, corruption and hostile workplace environments, but it would make them look a little more competant if all their hoopla about wanting to avoid drama meant something besides public hazing of the Clintons.

Just a thought.