Project Wonderful

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Best Description of John Edwards I Have Seen In Print

That's a picture of me and one of my coworkers wearing a chicken suit back in 2007, because I was tired of putting the same picture of John Edwards' stupid face up on the internet.

I know I always say this is the last time I am going to give this story credence and nothing remarkable has even happened here, but leave it to Jezebel to say it in exactly the words I would choose. When people ask me about having worked on that campaign (perhaps in an attempt to throw me a bone, no pun intended), they point out that where a guy sticks it has no bearing on his ability to lead our country. We're looking at you FDR and JFK. But here's the thing; granted, we are a hypocritical, puritanical, sex-obsessed society and we would probably be better served leaving politicians' personal lives as just that but John Edwards knew that when he made the decision to run again and he knew that politicians who cheat always get caught and he did it anyway. He put the Democratic nomination in peril, arguably set back the liberal causes for which he stood and what's worse he wasted my bloody time.

So here, without further ado, is my favorite description of why John Edwards is an unmitigated slimeball not written by me:

"A lying, philandering scumbag [who] is the sort of selfish narcissist who endangered the Presidential election for his party in the name of his reputation and his penis."

Also he tricked me.

Onward, Upwards, Edwards,

Win Number Calculator

This is a pretty cool tool from NOI's Candidate Project. And I love me some numbers. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for primaries, but I still thought it was worth sharing.

(PS. If you miss longer posts, please stayed tuned!)

An Elephant Carrying a Voting Machine

You might think that title was a clever metaphor to describe the current state of US elections, but it is in fact, a voting machine being carried on the back of an elephant.

My classmates gave a talk today about elections in India and it was very interesting! I am hoping after finals that some of my fellow grad students will be willing to guest blog about how elections are run in their countries. Our Professor asked us specifically (*twice*-you guys who has been breaking this rule if not me?) not to blog about class, but since I am just passing on an article, I can't see that he'd mind.

It's a pretty wonderful image, don't you agree?

Monday, April 2, 2012

It's April, Fools!

Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2012) -– NGP VAN, the leading provider of campaign and organizing technology to Democrats, progressives, and non-partisan organizations, is announcing a partnership with the dating site OK Cupid in an ongoing effort to ensure that no Democrat unknowingly dates a Republican ever again.

“Ever get that sense during the first date that something is bit off, and then on the second date spot the Romney bumper sticker on their car?” asks Sara Little, Outreach Coordinator at NGP VAN, adding “Now you can vet for party affiliation before the first date even happens.”

This partnership is a part of a long term strategy to produce more progressive couples, who, with their awesome progressive families will keep America moving in the right direction.

Haha!VAN make joke.