Loudoun Indie Blog Article and My Additional Thoughts
The new Loudoun Indie (formerly the Independent, now owned by the Loudoun Times Mirror) put out an article on the Loudoun blogosphere today, wondering where it has gone. As I stated for the article, it’s still here, but this is the proverbial calm before the storm - summertime and the living is easy, and it’s not exactly a scorching political scene at the moment.
The NovaTownHall gang holds down the far right, while the new lib aggregate blog struggles to make itself relevant (like with Air America, liberal media is just boring as hell). I find msyelf firmly to the right of center, and definitely in between the two extremes usually exhibited by those sites. As I’ve said numerous times (much to some pursists’ disbelief) I am actually very conservative on most issues, but realize that pragmatism and some moderation is necessary to get elected (especially in a swing electorate like Loudoun’s) and to govern effectively. Unfortunately the LCRC seems to be heading right off the cliff again following a “we may lose but at least we’ll be pure” course of action.
There are some other indepedent Loudoun-centric sites dealing with politics, most notably Hooda Thunk, Bulletproof Monk, and Lloyd the Idiot (links in the blogroll to the right). I was not aware that Martin Casey, former Loudoun Easterner editor, had started a Loudoun specific blog, Life in Loudoun County (note to Martin – no need to sign your name when you show up as the author below the post!). It looks good so far and deserves more attention.
I do think things will heat up significantly as the big 2011 local elections approach. Like it or not, the dirty inner workings of both parties will be exposed as they jockey for position. I want to keep it as clean (although the language here may get a bit salty!) as possible, and nothing disinfects like sunlight. Stay tuned, I said I was taking some summer blog vacation time, but I’ve had a few juicy stories come my way that I’ll be dribbling out over the next week. Never a dull moment in Loudoun!