Saturday, December 16, 2006

a little more civil

There's nothing like politics to bring out the worst in folks. I'm talking about character assassination. These last couple of days I have been reading and hearing a lot of negative talk about the Republicans, the Democrats, and the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle. Of course this is the way politics works. Some may say there is nothing we can do about it. I feel there is something we can do. I think this is a time when we ought to be more civil when talking about the party or the candidates we might not like. Criticizing someone is easy. Just going along with what your favorite talk-show host says is easy. Now is a time for change.

What can we do to make the 2008 presidential election at least a little more civil?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

In this most recent election I was elected as a precinct committee officer for precinct 52 here in Everett, WA. Today was the "Snohomish County Republican Party Central Committee Organization Meeting." However, a few weeks after the election I made the decision to move to Provo, UT - which I will be doing in a few weeks here. Since my tenure as a "PCO" would be short, I was thinking last night how to make a good impression at the meeting. So, I designed some Mitt Romney business cards, and a poster. (Looking at the poster in the picture, in the lower right in small text it says "" and "Mitchell Baird - Everett Precinct 52 PCO") I hung up the sign in a prominent spot, gave out business cards and talked about Mitt Romney. (The business cards look just like the poster.)

The meeting was a lot of fun. We elected folks, ran into Robert's rules, talked about the greatness of the Republican party, etc., etc. I'm going to miss being a part of the party here in Washington. Of course the Republican party is alive in Utah, but I don't believe it has quite the opposition that it does here in the Evergreen State.