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Monday, January 10, 2005

From the mailbag

A longtime reader of this blog (from the great state of Maryland) writes in to say:

Last year was good to you.  Your blog is now drawing the thousands. You even managed to get yourself into the enemy camp for a while, hanging out in the luxury suite at the GOP convention and later, camping out with FOF in Colorado.

But this year you need to think big. As you plan the goals for your blog this year, you should consider your legacy. With four more years of Republicans ahead of us, trying to destroy Social Security, infiltrate the universities, and take over the media (oh, yeah, that’s been done), you can use your escalating influence to create a vanguard oppositional movement in exile, on the web even. Specifically, you should consider a goal this year of encouraging new “start up” blogs from your readership. Gradually, like an Amway network, there’ll be so many of us spread out over the Internets, barking at our Democratic leadership in Congress to do something, we might stand a fighting chance next time.  And it might even help get you that V.P. nomination in 2016.

It’s up to you. You have the power.

You heard the man!  I have the power. So get thee hence and start blogging, you thousands of readers!! Bark at the feckless, rubber-stamping Democrats (but not Barbara Boxer)!!  Bark, bark, bark!!  We have neither the House nor the Senate, and thus not a single committee chairmanship, so there’s no hope from the legislative branch.  (Oh, sure, the Democrats can “call for” this and that, and maybe “deplore” something else.  But structurally, the Democrats aren’t even in Congress at all; in fact, Frist and DeLay are building them a large quonset hut adjacent to the Capitol for them to meet in.  No word yet on whether the hut will be heated.) We have about one-quarter of the judiciary, much of which will be blighted when Bush appoints the triumvirate of Tomas de Torquemada, James Dobson, and Alberto Gonzales to the Supreme Court.  And both these points are moot because, as fresh new interpretations of the Constitution have demonstrated, all power rests in the executive branch anyway.  The press has been bought and paid for-- sometimes in actual cash money.  So we have no recourse but the Barking Blogs!

Just one thing-- I’m supposed to be the VP nominee in 2020.  I’m busy in 2016.  I appreciate the thought, however.

Posted by Michael on 01/10 at 10:46 AM
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