For all my (myriad) frustrations with the Democratic Party, sometimes they get it
right correct: my home state’s premier progressive blog, Left in Alabama, will be live blogging from this year’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Here’s “mooncat’s” announcement (hot off the presses) of getting word of LiA’s being credentialed to live blog from Denver.
Well, Left in Alabama and about 120 other blogs from around the country. Things got a bit sticky a few weeks ago. I don’t know, and frankly don’t care to know, all the inside story on this (several stories here and orange covered that, I think) when some very worthy blogs were
frozen-out passed-over (through inadvertent neglect, I think, not through intentional sinisterness – thus my point about “frozen out” not being the correct term for what happened), but that’s all been fixed and word’s just come down from on high that LiA and many other great, state-based blogs are now credentialed and going to Denver.
Thanks are in order to many state party leaders, both here in Alabama and around the country — who listened to, and worked with, the people “in the trenches”, their progressive, hard-working, blogging constituents. They went into action and worked with the blogosphere and the DNC to get this whole kerfuffle worked out, amicably and righteously.
The moral of the story: that screw-ups or oversights happen is not the issue; how decision-makers handle, and react to, and fix screw-ups is the issue. Here, they did well. Again, thanks are in order to state and national Democratic Party leaders.
Please feel free to give shout-outs to your favorite state-based progressive, Democratic blog. We’re all in this together.
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