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Monday, August 4, 2008

Vote for Brian!

One of the really cool people we've met over on Second Life is Brian Sayrs (and his lovely wife Michelle) who is running for Spokane County Commissioner. I had mouthed the usual platitudes, "let me know if I can help out!" and he actually asked me to do something.

Well, okay. I didn't actually have a reason to say no graciously.

Brian asked me to call a list of people who had signed up to support his campaign and tell them about a parade on Saturday last. Call people? well, I've been doing that officially for a few years. But, it was scary. I didn't want to be one of the robo-drones, who I try to connect with when they call for a good cause and they obviously don't have a clue who they are calling about. So, I read up. And I liked Brian even more after that.

And, I made 63 phone calls from my cell phone. I got to talk to really wonderful people, who turned the tables on me and told me how great Brian is! I just told them about the parade.
Lots of folks showed up! Everyone had a great time. Brian told me his mom had been asked "where is Tammy? I want to meet her!" That's very sweet, but I had tried not to let on that I was calling from the Polar extreme: Hoquiam to Spokane. 'Bout as far away as you can be in Washington. I really wish I could have been there and met those folks. But, I think I'll be talking to them again.

The main reason I think Brian will win is that his policies and positions are in favor of bettering his county. But if I can swift-boat his opponent from way over here, allow me to point out that the incumbent has been in office for 4 years, and still can't spell his own job title.

3 comments:

Fran said...

You activist, you! But good for you! And if anyone was NEVER gonna be a robo-drone, it'd be you!

MJS said...

Well done, comrade!

++++

the rev. paperboy said...

Woot! c'mon you Washingtonians get out there and vote for Spokan...I mean Brian. Really, he's a smart, decent guy AND he can spell County Commissioner