Monday, January 25, 2010

I don't know whether to laugh or cry


a grassroots movement popular, of-the-people, bottom-up, nonhierarchical, rank-and-file.

We're hiring Directors to run 32 Canvass Offices across the United States.
Qualified candidates are:
Committed to and motivated by progressive politics and social change.
Leaders, with the ability to think strategically and motivate a team.
Goal-oriented, excellent communicators, team players.
Experience in hiring, training and supervising staff or volunteers is preferred. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus.
Job Description:
Recruitment: Build a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community and developing your strongest staff into leadership positions within the office and in the field.

Canvassing: Get on the Frontlines of some of the most crucial campaigns of our time! Work on the ground bringing progressive change to America!

Hours: 80-100 hours/week

One of these things is not like the other. But, of course, who is Ellie Light?

h/t RSM

Could we have found Ellie LIght? Could she be a member of Obama's "New Media Specialists"? Via Dan, via the Prowler:

The unit is housed in the Office of Public Affairs. Not only is the Department of Justice Blog Squad going to reach out to nontraditional media like TPM Muckraker or the Muffled Oar, but they are also tasked with fostering anonymous comments at conservative leaning blogs such as the Free Republic. They are also tasked with fostering anonymous comments, or comments under pseudonyms, at newspaper websites with stories critical of the Department of Justice, Holder and President Obama. One conservative editor recently told the Muffled Oar that they have noticed a significant increase in the number and aggressiveness of comments to stories critical of the Holder Justice Department. “There is clearly a designed effort to rebut stories that are exposing the Holder Justice Department as more political than the last. We’ve seen a change in the pattern of anonymous emails we receive and comments posted at our paper’s webpage.”

From Dan's link at the Prowler:

Meanwhile, according to a career employee in the Department of Justice, both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees sent formal letters of inquiry to the Department of Justice regarding its “blogging” policies, but DOJ officials have yet to even acknowledge the letters.

This was posted back in October, so I have no idea if the inquiry has been addressed by this time.

But, this isn't the bill of goods Obama was selling back in '08. Hope. Change. Transparency.

h/t Dan.