So earlier this week I had the privlege of hosting Charlie Rangel’s first ever blogger call. We had about a dozen bloggers who joined us for an hour of questions and answers. Rep. Rangel was honest in his answers and has already indicated he’s eager for the next one.
Now I’ve got a line of Reps. who have their schedulers looking at the calendars…when can they do a live blog? When can they do a blogger call? How about a live town hall on Visible Vote? And lo and behold, Tuesday my phone rang late in the evening…on the other end…
was a Republican! Rep. Jack Kimble of CA-54 was calling to ask if I would be willing to host a Blogger call for him with Democratic bloggers! A republican! Would I? Hell yeah… after all, who better to ask the tough questions of right?
I asked him why in the world he’d come into the lions den like that and he answered “because I have a special announcement I want to make” and “I want to prove that I’m really not like all those other Republicans out there”.
Now I didn’t really know much about Rep. Kimble but I figured, why not? If he’s willing to answer our questions, who am I to deny Democratic bloggers this kinda fun? So then I started digging…and I found this:
a blog! Rep. Kimble is a blogger himself…cool!
Then I took a look at this twitter account and found this:
Apparently Rep. Kimble has formed an exploratory committee and is thinking about running for President and he wants me to host a blogger call for him? That sealed he deal.
So what say you…can you join us this Tuesday 3/15 at 8 pm EST for this very special blogger call? Message me on Daily Kos at spedwybabs or post a way I can contact you in the comments and I’ll make sure you get the conference bridge information.
Sped works as a social media consultant to Dem campaigns, legislative offices and assorted Democratic organizations. In her spare time, she works on message distribution and building message amplification, manages Progressive Congress News and occasionally reads and sleeps.
"The world is a rigged game"
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone: “Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
On winning and values
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