Clearing the Cache: And Back to Organizing for Obama
BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 20 2011
- Mitch Stewart, the executive director of Organizing for America who served as the '08 Obama campaign's field organizer for its critical Iowa caucus win, is set to head out of the Democratic National Committee where OfA has been housed and back to Chicago to help staff Obama's 2012 re-election bid.
- The Burlington Free Press notes that Vermonters are sharing coyote spottings on their local instance of Front Porch Forum.
- And FPF appreciates the mention, revealing that "traditional media frequently uses Front Porch Forum for story leads."
- In his State of the State, Michigan's new governor, Rick "One Tough Nerd" Snyder, commits to advocating an "open source economic development" path. What's that, then? "We’ll leverage successful programs and practices to benefit all regions of the state," explains Snyder.
- Wikileaks may have mined file-sharing networks for secrets, says a company that protects people from having their secrets mined on file-sharing sites.
- Massachusetts' newly-installed auditor Suzanne Bump calls for more people to follow her on Twitter.
- Speaker Boehner hasn't yet responded to C-SPAN's request to let the American people watch members of Congress check their watches.
- A dry joke causes a stir in the British parliament when MPs started to worry that their frequent tweeting was suddenly against house rules. "I am sure no honourable member will be tweeting from the chamber to let the outside world know what is going on," kidded (in retrospect) Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle after he'd been informed that one MP was making charges against another on Twitter while both were in the chamber. Turns out, reports MP Tom Watson, Hoyle had just "cracked a gag."
- And speaking of wild and crazy times in the British parliament, an MP apologized after his musical tie against bowel cancer started up during official proceedings.
(With Nick Judd)