I haven’t posted at Quiche Moraine for the last couple of weeks, but we’ve got guest authors who are more than making up for it. If you haven’t clicked over from my blogroll, you’re missing out.
The first is Jim Emery, who worked for the Ashwin Madia campaign in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District in 2008. His recollections of the campaign, and the implications of the changing technological landscape for future campaigns, are posted in four parts: Introduction (background on the campaign), The Role of Communication, Framing the Debate, and Epilog (a look back at the difficulties of engaging the electorate). If you are short on time, skip to the second post. There are lots of fascinating observations that could only come from within the campaign from there on out.
The second…well, I’ll just say here what I said in the introduction there:
Sometimes being an editor is the best job in the world. In this case, DuWayne Brayton sent me something that just doesn’t fit on his blog, because it’s fiction. Only fiction isn’t quite the right way to describe this either. You’re just going to have to read it, and it’s my privilege to tell you to do so. I suppose I should also mention that there is a small amount of explicit content, but you won’t mind. Trust me.
Seriously, go read it.