TWO 50 state blogs left out? i run one of the other ones, the albany project. we got the shaft for a site that essentially covers the NYC city council, room 8, which is owned by the politico's ben smith. not to mention the other 50 state blogs, cottonmouth blog (MS) and buckeyestateblog (OH).
even though i run the albany project, i don't necessarily agree with that statement. maybe i'm just looking for silver linings here, but in many ways, we aere about to get a more progressive governor than we probably could have ever actually elected. paterson is a genuine progressive and dedicated reformer. he has the potential to be a fantastic governor for new york.
i am indeed very interested in understanding more about the tech issues involved here and have tried to get a conversation going about them for the purpose of educating non tech folks such as myself. this post serves that aim admirably.
i'm still a bit confused, but i certainly don't blame you. i blame CWA and myself.
let's not forget that she is supporting nachbar again. she supported him for the dem nod in '06 as well, only he had a slight problem. he wasn't actually, ya know, a democrat and the local party folks much preferred massa.
what went down in CA is definitely bullshit. it was shady, undemocratic and shameful.
it's going to be interesting to me to see what happens with a new telecommunications bill here in NY. it has been described to me, as someone who isn't particularly literate in such issues, as "the gold standard" of state telecom legislation. what's interesting is that the bill contains very strong net neutrality language and yet still has the enthusiastic support of CWA. i know this because folks from CWA have told me personally that the rest of the bill is so strong that there is no way the couldn't support it.
that said, it seems that no one is paying much attention to the bill. ( me? guilty as charged.) it was introduced by assemblyman brodsky weeks ago and just got a senate sponsor last wed, by a republican, no less.
i hope to write more about the bill (and have commitments from some folks who actually understand this stuff much better than i do) at the albany project starting tomorrow.