Peace Like A River

It was a wide river, mistakable for a lake or even an ocean unless you'd been wading and knew its current. Somehow I'd crossed it... Now I saw the stream regrouped below, flowing on through what might've been vineyards, pastures, orhards... It flowed between and alongside the rivers of people; from here it was no more than a silver wire winding toward the city. - Leif Enger, Peace Like A River

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I am a party apparatchik

This morning I participated in a breakfast for some local bloggers with MN GOP chairman Ron Carey. I was invited along with some other MOB bloggers to talk about how the state party and bloggers can work together to promote our candidates.

I appreciated the invitation because I am looking for ways in which I can get more involved in local politics. I don't know near as much about MN politics as some of the MOB blogs who follow state and local politics closely. I don't write a lot about MN politics because I couldn't add much that others aren't already doing.

But, Mr. Carey and his energetic staff have some ideas on how to provide us with information that we can turn around and work with in our blogs, and present our issues in a way that can get our voters out to the polls.

And of course, now I can go around saying "Party Officials" in a thick, Russian accent.

MDE has a good recap of the meeting.
Craig Westover was also in attendance, and comments here on the meeting.


  • At Tue Jan 24, 06:09:00 PM, Duffy Nichols said…

    Careful--those political types will run you ragged if you let them.

  • At Wed Jan 25, 09:23:00 AM, hammerswing75 said…

    Sounds interesting. Your influence is growing comrade Kouba!

  • At Thu Jan 26, 11:38:00 AM, TKls2myhrt said…


    I, too, struggle with writing about Minnesota politics. I consider local politics very important and I ususally have thoughts on local issues, which usually lie in the Republican realm, but don't often put in the time to investigate a topic. I look forward to reading your blog as you attempt to branch into that arena.

  • At Thu Jan 26, 11:22:00 PM, lloydletta said…

    Jeff, go to local political events, and neighborhood events - and report on them. The Republican party was wining and dining you to get positive press. I'm sure it will succeed. If you fact check your posts, and dig around, you'll start getting original stories to blog on here and there.


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