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Democracy Lives

Posted By ChaseOnline on May 21, 2008 at 2:12PM

I don't usually blog here, but since I spend so much time on Sugar, I thought I would give it a try.

We've battled our way through a political primary season with two Democratic candidates fighting tooth and nail for the nomination. I work in the non-profit industry, specfically in the online/technology and media world. The prolonged primary season has not been kind to the non-profit world, but at the same time, I love the fact that there has not been a presumptive nominee for months. As a student of politics, I think it promotes a sense of democracy that has been seriously lacking the past. Both candidates have had to spend more time campaigning and really talking to voters than they have in the past. And I am involved enough to not be naive to the fact that the campaigning doesn't end after you are the presumptive nominee, but at the same time, the dynamic changes. Suddenly, instead of trying to appeal to certain flanks of your own party, you are trying to appeal to this group of voters who are undecided. I think that the fact that we've gone this long gives more people the opportunity to be involved, and to feel that they have the information to make informed decisions about who they think should be the next leader of our country. It is democracy at it's finest, and I say thee yay! Democracy lives!
Enjoy it, and participate, because it won't be this way again for a long time.

Bobby Jindal - what Louisiana needs?

Posted By syako on Jan 25, 2008 at 1:06PM

Recently Louisianans voted Bobby Jindal as our Governor. Only four years ago he ran against Kathleen Blanco and lost due to some deep-rooted racism (Jindal is Indian) and other backwards thinking.

Once the state (and nation and world) saw how incompetent Blanco was with Katrina in 2005, most citizens in Louisiana realized it was time to elect someone new, someone with fresh ideas and someone who could and would really attack the corruption in Louisiana state politics. Jindal enters the Governor Mansion saying he will fight for ethics reform - which includes Legislators having to stop receiving free National Championship football tickets among other larger things. And he plans to be transparent and straighten out the long crooked ways of the way things work here. Will he become Louisiana's model citizen? We'll have to wait and see.

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