Alaska's bloggers and Holly Miowak Stebing, our state's winning essayist, have arrived in Denver, for the 2008 Democratic Party National Convention. I don't know whether or not Holly has a blog that does Alaska politics, but three progressive Alaska blogs will be covering this very important event regarding America's future.
I'll be very busy during the convention week, teaching at UAA, helping to hire ex-Ethan Berkowitz campaign workers for the Diane Benson project, and continuing to write music to a new production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. But PA will also try to relay information to readers from Alaska Real, Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis, and Dennis Zaki's Alaska Report Blog.
Judy and I are watching the last weekend of the Olympics. And the speech Joe Biden made this afternoon in Illinois. He's saying, "Yes - We CAN!" to crowds full of young people.
Yes, young people - we can. And - yes, young people - the Republicans have failed you on a monumental scale. Not only have they trumped the Ronald Reagan mortgaging of your future by electing an eight-year administration that cut taxes on the most wealthy during a time of war, they sold the notes on the mortgages to people who will now control those kids' futures in ways we can't yet imagine.
And, the Republicans have chosen to put a person up there to bring us into the next phase of this who wants to keep your kids, grand-kids and great grand-kids fighting a flawed war paradigm without oversight. Forever and ever.
Our accountant, her husband, Judy and I were comparing images of GOP clone children to kids reacting to Democrats today.
The GOP kids conjure images of children under the control of Jim Jones or David Koresh:
Our Democratic Party events through 2008 seem to be a degree beyond the opposite of that:
I hope that Alaska Democrats can mobilize hundreds more young people like Holly Miowak Stebing to help our younger kids figure this out.
image of Ms. Stebing by Linda Kellen