Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Team of Rivals Unites to Fight Facebook Ban

The most unusual political coalition in Maryland’s recent memory has joined forces to battle the General Assembly’s deplorable prohibition of Facebook. Check out the lineups from both the Right and the Left on the anti-ban campaign site:

The Right
Delegate Gail Bates (R-9A)
Soundtrack blogger Kevin Dayhoff
Delegate Don Dwyer (R-31)
WBAL Radio host Bruce Elliott
Maryland GOP 2nd Vice-Chairman Chuck Gast
Red Maryland blogger Brian Griffiths
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-37B)
Senator Nancy Jacobs (R-34)
Delegate J.B. Jennings (R-7)
Senate Minority Leader Allan Kittleman (R-9)
Conservative Refuge blogger Greg Kline
Delegate Tony McConkey (R-33A)
Delegate Warren Miller (R-9A)
House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell (R-29C)
Red Maryland blogger Chester Peake
Republican political consultant Ted Pibil
Inside Charm City blogger Jeff Quinton
Maryland GOP Executive Director Justin Ready
PG Politics blogger Diane C. Russell
Delegate Christopher Shank (R-2B)
Former Ehrlich staffer Joe “Prince of Darkness” Steffen
Delegate Richard Weldon (I-3B) – yes, we know he’s a former Republican

The Left
Delegate Saqib Ali (D-39)
MCDCC Vice-Chairman Alan Banov
Delegate Eric Bromwell (D-8)
Delegate Bill Bronrott (D-16)
Delegate Al Carr (D-18)
Delegate Jill Carter (D-41)
Montgomery County Council Member Valerie Ervin
Kensington Mayor Pete Fosselman
Former MPW blogger Kevin Gillogly
Delegate Guy Guzzone (D-13)
Delegate Jolene Ivey (D-47)
Delegate Anne Kaiser (D-14)
MPW blogger and MCDCC Member Marc Korman
Former Free State Politics blogger Eric Luedtke
MoCo Democratic Political Consultant David Moon
MPW blogger Adam Pagnucco
SEIU Local 500 Director of Organizing Tony Passarelli
UFCW Local 400 Government Affairs Director Tony Perez
Casa de Maryland Director of Community Organizing Kim Propeack
Delegate Kirill Reznik (D-39)
Maryland College Democrats President Jonathan Sachs
Former Free State Politics blogger Isaac Smith
District 18 Super-Activist Beverly Sobel

Any matter on which Brian Griffiths, Eric Luedtke, Joe Steffen and Saqib Ali agree is NEWS. I’m sure I failed to spot a few luminaries, so help me out, readers! The campaign now has 311 members and is growing by the hour.

And so we appeal to the one individual who can put a stop to this great crime: Senate President Mike Miller. Come on now, Big Daddy, we know you read blogs. We know you understand the importance of online communication with constituents. It is time to finally use your powers for good. Free Facebook!