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Rules and such for an election year

by: Eric B.

Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 18:27:48 PM EDT

Every two years I do this fairly standard diary about how elections run up in this piece. I do this so that when someone comes calling asking for something, I can point to this diary and it's clear message that I don't go nothin' for no one, including people who give me money.

I do this now specifically because the 11th Congressional District now has a competitive primary, and because one candidate is currently sponsoring this website and because another candidate has written a diary about her candidacy. It's over there --------> and down a bit.

So, for the record, I don't endorse and don't play favorites. If someone wishes to set up an account to write diaries to reach our readers, I'll gladly extend help in doing that and if asked to will front page diaries after making sure they don't take up the entire column. Beyond that, I'm Switzerland. In fact, administration of this website is Switzerland. It's probably one of three things on this Earth that I'm serious about, and please take me at my literal word that if someone tries working me behind the scenes that it's not going to work. I'm happy to be nice and try to be as bendy as possible, but once your candidacy is over, I have to live with the things that have been done and the precedents that have been set. So, if you give me money or buy me a beer or pick my kid up from school or something and ask me for a favor and I demure don't take it personally because the big, long-range picture is always in my mind.

As for the rest of it, I'd encourage people to write diaries or whatever and if you do that and send me an email and politely say, "Hey, how'sabout putting this out front?" ... well, you'll find that I'm actually a pretty easygoing fellow.

Eric B. :: Rules and such for an election year
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