This morning Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was featured in the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, on the front page and above the fold, no less! Many thanks to Dan Meisler for featuring our humble young blog so prominently today, and on behalf of all our contributors, I would like to welcome all the new readers.
In Meisler's article, Livingston County Republican Party Chairman Allan Filip had this to say about political blogs:
"To really play a large role, a lot of these things are going to have to become less venomous," he said.Mr. Filip is certainly entitled to his opinion, but the people of the neighborhood are by no means looking to be "venomous" towards Mike Rogers – our goal is to simply inform constituents living in the 8th Congressional district about his record. If Chairman Filip feels we won't be "changing people's hearts and minds," then he has nothing to worry about.
Generally speaking, Filip said, political blogs play to the extreme fringes of their particular parties.
"I don't think necessarily it's anything that's changing people's hearts and minds," he said.
We're simply here to eductate the people of "the neighborhood," and look forward to tracking Mike Rogers' service in Washington during the 110th Congress.