Saturday, June 2, 2007

"Better Know" Florida

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Stephen Colbert's ongoing series "Better Know a District" where he does humorous interviews with members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Florida Netroots Blog is going to try out it's own "Better Know" series with categories like "Better Know a State Legislator", "Better Know a Local Official" and "Better Know a Candidate" where contributors to the blog write diaries about specific state or local politicians here in Florida.

Now, they wouldn't be the funny, face-to-face interviews a la Colbert, but researched articles or actual interviews about the person's background, voting record, job performance, and reasons to support or reject from public office.

The focus is on state and local polticians because the Democratic Party in Florida is in serious need of a strong bench. We won't have good candidates to run for Congress without first recruiting and promoting folks who run for local and state office.

Our mission, in part, is to educate ourselves and others about state and local politics. Together we can Blog Florida Blue.

3 comments:

PattyP said...

Well you don't waste any time! Tee hee.

Jennifer said...

Its a bleak rainy day -- I didn't have anything better to do. The rain is desperately needed though.

Eddie said...

This is exciting!

Thanks Jennifer!