Saturday, August 26, 2006

The rise of the MOB 

Mrs. and I went to Keegans last night to witness the Fraters triumph (the NARN team seemed lost without its economics and Slavic history exper -- Jeopardy feh! -- while Hugh's team came in a very respectable second.) Good to see so many people there. Politics was high in the air as Derek Brigham and Barry Hickenthier combined their blogging skiils with a desire for change to become legislative candidates. I think Mrs. loves this stuff, as she spent most of the night getting the inside dope from various and sundry MOBsters. It was one of those nights that makes us wonder why we don't live in the Cities. (The answer will come Monday when I have to go to work for real.)

Has there been many examples of groups of bloggers creating candidates for political office? And is it just a rightroots thing? What's different between organized blogospheric campaigns for the Ned Lamonts, the alt-press coverage of the Thune and Kennedy campaigns, and these ground-up campaigns of Derek's and Barry's? We'll try to ask these questions on the air this weekend as a variety of political people from all across the spectrum visit us this weekend.

NARN at the fair, today (11-5) and tomorrow (12-4). We'll see you there as the Banaian family weekend vacation continues. Near the spaceneedle and the international bazaar and across from the leadaHorticulturebutcantmakeherdrink Building.