2006
07.09

I’ve had my time in the spotlight. After blogging on four domains, hosting probably over 100 people, managing an internet radio network and being nominated for two Cammie awards, I quit the blogging world about 8 months ago for… you guessed it… A LIFE! Graduate school and a blossoming romance can make you realize what is truly important in life. So why am I here?

Politics.

I have three loves. My fiancĂ©e, my car, and my politics. I’m a CNN-watching, political theorist-reading, foreign policy-debating congressional staffer. It takes a certain kind of person to want to work on Capitol Hill.

If you had told me many years ago when I first came onto the blogging scene that I’d be working for a congressman someday, I’d have given you a breathalyzer test. Somehow though, I ended up in the middle of the political mess we call Washington DC, and while being a part of the action is an exciting career, I need more.

By nature, I’m an activist. When I see something that I don’t think is right, I do something to make it right. My job on the Hill allows for that in an institutional manner, but I also like to change minds and influence the actions of others. I’ve found that I’m pretty capable of doing that, and with all of the hell going on in this country and this world right now, I think a few minds need to be changed for things to improve.

It’s pretty safe to say that no matter what side of the aisle you are on, you’d have to agree that there’s a lot of bad stuff going on right now, and I think I have some good ideas for how things can be fixed. So, here is my plan.

I’m not going to bore you by rehashing Bill O’Reilly or Miles O’Brien. I’m not going to tell you what President Bush is doing wrong, or what congressman is getting drunk and ramming into barriers at 2am, or who is stuffing $90,000 in their refrigerator. I won’t attempt to predict whether we’re going to go to war with Iran or North Korea anytime soon, or what day we’re going to leave Iraq.

It doesn’t really matter how many people are running across our southern border, whether it’s OK to burn an American flag, or whether it’s alright to tell people they can’t marry someone they love just because they both have a penis. Finally, I won’t even attempt to predict this far ahead whom you’ll be able to choose from in the ’08 presidential election. None of that matters, because its all speculation.

There is one fact, though, that I will be sure to make clear every time I discuss anything here, and you will come to realize this after reading a few of my columns.

I am right about everything.

  1. Right about everything, eh? I’m sure there’s one or two people that’ll try to test you on that, so this should be interesting..

  2. *applause*

    Politics is dirty. And even I can’t deny that I might work under a filthy person. But like you, I try to make things right when I know that they’re wrong. Try. That’s the problem, sometimes people just remain passive.

    Good luck with the job.

  3. uh… who are you?

  4. Kristen on July 9, 2006 at 6:55 pm said:

    uh… who are you?

    He’s Dave. He’s new, but not really. He used to run the0ry.net and something else probably (ep1phany?) but yeah… he’s the political corressomething or another.

  5. yeah, you’ve sorta got my dream job. Seriously. I love o’reilly! i can remember the first time i saw him, i was like wtf? then i asked my dad who the hell he was and my dad told me more. i don’t care i still love him.
    i guess welcome to tde.

  6. jen on July 9, 2006 at 10:43 pm said:

    I love o’reilly! i can remember the first time i saw him, i was like wtf? then i asked my dad who the hell he was and my dad told me more. i don’t care i still love him.

    I hope you mean that you love rice o’reilly. they serve that at bennigan’s and its damn good with a burger and some steak fries. if you love Bill O’Reilly, you’ve got issues.