Well, Firedogs, last night’s Pledge Drive du Mal (in the comments section) has gotten us halfway to a plane ticket! Whoo-hooo!
For those of you just joining us, we are working on the 2006 Rex Hits the Road! campaign. Initially, when Jane invitied me to come up for the festivities, I accepted conditionally, depending on how my finances were looking. After taking a long hard look at my bank balance I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to do it. Then, last night I was looking at Matt Stoller’s awesome post about a Lieberman campaign (non)event and thought, "Well, I could maybe go, but I might end up eating Ramen Noodle Surprise every night for the second half of the month and procrastinating on all the August bills until September." Then, a friend suggested a PayPal button, so I asked the Late Niters last night if they thought that would be obnoxious. This exchange with reader -ck- was typical of the responses:
If we’re able to make this happen, I will be leaving Georgia for Connecticut on Saturday and arriving home on Wednesday night, the day after the primary. I am so excited. So. Excited. Whooo-hooo! This is going to be a historic election and I am planning to do absolutely anything I can to help. I’ll be a block-walking, phone-manning, sign-waving, media-spanking, live-blogging (and maybe vlogging!) MACHINE!!
Run, Joey Lieberman, run! We have a TRex. Mwa-haa-haaa-haaaaaaaa!
Here’s the button:
All proceeds will go to air fare and expenses for the trip. Any surplus, I will donate to the Lamont campaign, and if (god forbid!) Ned loses the primary, I will donate to another progressive candidate through ActBlue.