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Thursday, September 18, 2003

 

Easterbrook ponies up http://espn.go.com/page2/s/tmq/030916.html

posted by Aziz P. at Thursday, September 18, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Gregg Easterbrook of TNR fames also the sports fiend behind Tuesday Morning Quarterback (TMQ) on ESPN.

But it's not all fun, games, and hanging with the cheer-babes! He's covering his political bases too:

With the Howard Dean bandwagon rumbling toward carrying two, three or perhaps even four states in the 2004 election, everybody wants on board. Time and Newsweek both had Dean on the cover. The Tuesday Morning Quarterback political action committee, TMQ-PAC, just covered its bases by donating the legal maximum to the Dean campaign. (Note: under campaign finance law, the "legal maximum" varies between $2,000 and unlimited, depending on your lawyer. Also, Federal Election Commission documents show that hundreds of Vermont cows have already donated the hard-money maximum to Dean's committee.)


So TMQ is onboard the Dean-Train to the tune of (at least?) $2k. Heh heh. You will be assimilated. Read the rest of his column for his hysterical ice-cream flavor suggestions for other candidates. My favorite is Dick Cheney's...


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.