We were sentenced to two more years of uber-conservative tyranny by Mike Rogers. The forecast called for a discriminating and foreboding time, accompanied by votes bought and paid for by the most corrupt of special interests. It was a moment of shameful defeat.
Today the tide has changed and the forecast looks a bit more optimistic.
In fact, today is truly A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Today marks the day when the good people of Michigan's 8th Congressional District start to take it back. Today we pull off our warm fuzzy yellow sweaters, set down our mugs of cocoa, and roll up our sleeves. Today we take back the Neighborhood.
Thanks in part to bloggers, readers, and lurkers of this and other progressive Michigan blogs, and inspired by creators and contributors of the Walberg Watch, we've formed our own Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
We're going to be
- Watching his every move
- Recording each vote
- Tracking every dollar as it greases his palms and lands in the '08 War Chest.
Just like every good Michigan neighborhood, everyone's welcome, everyone's represented, and everyone's appreciated. We hope you'll stop by The Neighborhood, say hello to some familiar faces, meet some new ones, and most of all, get educated. This is much more than just a block party, it's the Town Hall for everyone in the 8th to gather together and work for what we believe in, making sure that our representatives are working for us.
The foundation's been laid, the walls are going up, and folks are starting to move in. Be sure to drop in often as we work harder than any congressional district has ever worked. Just because we're Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood now, doesn't mean we have to stay his neighborhood forever.
Since we're together we might as well say:
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?
Won't you please,
Won't you please?
Please won't you be my neighbor?
(courtesy of the real Mr. Rogers')