El Presidente is standing down (no link due to messagespaceness)
... This makes me sad. Ros is one of my political heroes; she doesn't make a big song and dance about what she's doing, she just DOES stuff, and gets very little thanks or appreciation for it.
I was thinking, though. I'm pretty used to doing thankless tasks, and I'm used to having no money. Maybe I should stand? I promise to keep blogging, make sure they have proper beer at conference, and change my hair colour at least once a month ;) Seriously, though, I am actually considering it. I haven't got the years of party experience that most of the people who will be standing will doubtless have, but I don't know if that's necessarily a bad thing. Maybe fresh blood is a good
thing? I'm dead set certain that my bluff Yorksherness is something federal party top brass could do with a sight more of, and that having an openly bi, openly poly, very atheist person in a leadership role in the party would do no harm. I'm no good at being the quiet diplomat, but I am
good at shouting my liberal values from the rooftops, which is almost certainly needed right now.
What do you guys reckon? I mean, obviously it depends on who else is standing. I can think of one possible candidate who would make me yell
and campaign like billy-o for their election... But is it worth me considering?
Stuff from my "things to Link to" folderJames Graham on the difficulties of getting his head round coalition
Research from the Harvard Business Review: men ignore women on the internet
shock. In other news all bears are catholic, and the pope shits in the woods.
The awesome Hathor Legacy on why it is extra sucky to see sexism in sci-fi as opposed to every other genre
.lizwithhat displays her awesome
by deconstructing a phrase that non-Lib Dems use disparagingly.
SciencePunk on how the "Skeptic" (Gods how I hate that spelling) movement is not the all-tolerant paradise many of us perceive it to be
.What it's like to be an atheist
.Lapdancers protest outside church which has been protesting outside their lapdancing club
One for the Molesworth geeks among us
. This is an amazing educational resource.
I suspect you won't see much more of me till Tuesday at the earliest; this weekend is proving to be a busy one. I've already had a school reunion, Posh Boy is visiting, and we're all off to see Stephen Fry on Monday.
But then I promise to restart my blog awards. And then it will be the leadup to conference...
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