An Honest Politician?
February 9, 2006 10:56 AM   Subscribe

An Honest Politician? At a time when Washington politicians seem more corruptible than ever (hard to believe), it is refreshing to come across a candidate for office who seems actually focused on doing the right thing and addressing issues that are not necessarily political or popular. See Janet Reilly's website. Check out her very cool "Carbon Neutral" pledge to negate the impact of her campaign on global warming and her series of discussions and oral histories about racism. In light of the recent passings of Coretta Scott King & Rosa Parks, it seems more important than ever to have our leaders out in front talking about issues of race in America. Anybody else out there find any cool political websites? Do you believe we can take politics back from the self-serving politicians?
posted by tallbuildings (26 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Dishonest webmaster? self-link. Alex works for her campaign. banned.



 
Not really sure that Clint Reilly's post-zillionaire new wife is really to be regarded as the embodiment of clean politics.
posted by MattD at 11:13 AM on February 9, 2006


Ooo, that is an attractive website for a politician. Is there not a rule that politician websites must look like poo?
posted by By The Grace of God at 11:24 AM on February 9, 2006


Wow...no waving flags, flying eagles, or 9-11 memorials.
She's doomed.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:27 AM on February 9, 2006


An Honest Politician?

Well, do you really think her website is really the best place to have this question answered?
posted by delmoi at 11:28 AM on February 9, 2006


this is a stupid fpp -- this isn't dailykos
posted by yonation at 11:28 AM on February 9, 2006


I thought an honest politician was one that stays bought.

And something about this post seems very fishy to me.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:29 AM on February 9, 2006


And something about this post seems very fishy to me.

To me as well, but I cannot put my finger on it.
posted by Kwantsar at 11:33 AM on February 9, 2006


Well, for one thing, it reads like a plug for this campaign.
posted by rxrfrx at 11:54 AM on February 9, 2006


Yeah, if we are plugging campaigns on MeFi now, let me know. 'Cause I have a WHOLE LIST!
posted by By The Grace of God at 11:58 AM on February 9, 2006


Alex Laskey is working for Janet O'Reilly's campaign.

Alex Laskey is one of the subjects featured in the only other post by tallbuildings.

tallbuildings, this smells like a second self-link by someone named Alex Laskey. Is it?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:59 AM on February 9, 2006


Janet Reilly, that is, not O'Reilly.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:00 PM on February 9, 2006


Curse you crash!! You beat me to it!!
posted by Floydd at 12:01 PM on February 9, 2006


Where'd you get this glowing copy? Her Wikipedia page?
posted by aparrish at 12:02 PM on February 9, 2006


This Alex Laskey character keeps popping up.

Please contact Alex Laskey or Adele Diffley at HQ 415-391-4088 if you'd like to host Janet at your home.

...and from Tallbuilding's previous post.

Alex Laskey, Producer.
posted by Floydd at 12:02 PM on February 9, 2006


Oh, nice work, crash.
posted by brool at 12:11 PM on February 9, 2006


Finally, a politician willing to say that racism is bad, and to come out in favor of strong communities and better schools! Politics be damned! Who is this shining beacon of change?
posted by designbot at 12:11 PM on February 9, 2006


Alex Laskey, guerrilla marketer?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:11 PM on February 9, 2006


mr_crash_davis, how on earth did you notice that? I'm impressed.
posted by Dasein at 12:17 PM on February 9, 2006


The original thing, I mean, not the guerrilla marketing thing.
posted by Dasein at 12:18 PM on February 9, 2006


The sad thing is, this "guerilla marketing" is so ham-fistedly transparent.

Do you believe we can take politics back from the self-serving politicians?

Yes, real Metafilter posts sound just like this.

Marketing Lesson #1, Mr. Laskey:

Don't make your clients look bad by lying on their behalf on the internet.

Marketing Lesson #2:

Don't headline your misrepresentation with "An Honest Politician." The irony is just too sweet.
posted by designbot at 12:21 PM on February 9, 2006


The sad thing is, this "guerilla marketing" is so ham-fistedly transparent.

He should have upped his postcount to around 100 or so before trying this, at the very least.
posted by Prospero at 12:24 PM on February 9, 2006


The connection between the "Alex Laskey" in New York who made the guerrilla marketing quote and the Alex Laskey of Assisting Living/Janet Reilly is pretty tentative, but is strengthened by the fact that the domain swingstate.net is registered to Alex Laskey in New York, and links to both Assisting Living and Janet Reilly's campaign. It also matches the bio of Alex Laskey from the Campaign for a National Majority site, which is referenced in the SF gate article.
posted by RichardP at 12:27 PM on February 9, 2006


...swingstate.net
posted by RichardP at 12:28 PM on February 9, 2006


finding a copywriter that understands [more inside] has gotten more and more difficult these days. i propose banning due to profligate usage of rhetorical questions.
posted by soma lkzx at 12:29 PM on February 9, 2006


I guess she's not all that honest, you fucking asshole.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:29 PM on February 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


Do you believe we can take back Metafilter from guerilla marketers?
posted by iamck at 12:30 PM on February 9, 2006


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