In the past couple of days I got two emails about the IsThisMikeOn.org website. One from Dwight Pelz, the other from a staffer at the DSCC back east. The website, by the way is a great idea, super even.
Check the emails out though:
In case you havenÂt seen it yet, I just wanted to give you a heads up about a new website launched by the Washington State Democratic Party, IsThisMikeOn.org. McGavickÂs touring around the state in an RV but Democrats, led by the grassroots ÂMike Check SquadÂ, will attend his events and ask him the questions that he continues to dodge.
The site has a place to submit questions you want Mike to answer and share your stories of encounters with the MikeÂs gimmicky tour. Thanks and let me know if youÂd rather not get emails like this in the future.
Weldon W. Kennedy
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Internet Communications Staffer
As Mike McGavick gases up his campaign RV and hits the road, he continues to duck the issues and avoid answering tough questions. ItÂs understandable that McGavick would be less than ÂopenÂ about where he stands, because when he does take a clear position heÂs right in line with President Bush and out of step with Washington state.
Mike McGavick talks about being straightforward with Washingtonians, but he hasnÂt offered a single plan for how heÂs going to help WashingtonÂs working families deal with the real issues they face every day.
Washington state deserves better. Mike needs to turn his mic on and come clean about where he stands.
With that in mind, weÂll be responding to MikeÂs empty rhetoric by joining him on the road with the ÂIs This Mike On?Â tour. The ÂMike-Check SquadÂ will tag along with Mike, making sure ÂMr. TransparentÂ answers voterÂs questions about the issues they care about and that Mike tells the truth about his positions. WeÂll be right there, wherever Mike is, checking to see if MikeÂs mic is really on.
For more information about Mike McGavick and the ÂMike-Check SquadÂ, check out our new website at:
Washington State Democratic Party Chair
While Dwight sent his email out to every Democrat who has signed up for the state party’s email list, Weldon seems to have searched out the Washington blogosphere and found email addresses for local bloggers.
Does it bother anyone else that a DSCC staffer seems to have a better idea of the Washington bloggers than the Washington Democratic Party?
That the state party didn’t (and for all I know doesn’t) send emails to bloggers seems have been born out in that only three bloggers (now four) are linking to IsThisMikeOn.org, and one of them is “Respectfully Republican.”
IsThisMikeOn.org is a great idea, it needs great promotion too. I’m not saying that I’m so special, someone should email me every time someone moves up in Seattle, but what is so hard about writing a Washblog diary or emailing some of the bigger bloggers around?