31 July 2008

Should I have fully disclosed?

Probably so?

Should I have disclosed that I was on the payroll of the Democratic National Committee for the first few months of 2007?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I was on the payroll of the Democratic Party of Georgia during the second half of 2006?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I wrote the Georgia Delegate Selection Plan for the 2008 Democratic National Convention?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I wrote the rules for the 2006 Georgia state Democratic Convention deliberately to restrict debate because I didn't want to spend all day in a room listening to people debate the platform plank by plank and page by page?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I received payment from Sandra Hardy, a candidate for state Representative in the 65th district, for designing two mailers for her?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I did some work and received payment from DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Linda Warren Hunter?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I did some work and for Vernon Jones' U.S. Senate campaign, and was paid for it too?

Probably so and I did.

Should I have disclosed that I was working for David Scott's congressional re-election campaign?

Probably so.

Should I have disclosed that I used this site to promote Mark Taylor's gubernatorial campaign and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign?

Probably so, but y'all probably knew what I was doing anyway.

Should I disclose that as the General Election campaign commences, I, as a member of the state Democratic committee, will do as much as I can to assist the nominees of the Democratic Party achieve victory in November; including writing favorable blog entries about them on this site?

Probably so and I just did.

Should I disclose that I've had two candidates approach me about doing some consulting work for them as they consider making a run for the state Senate seat currently held by Kasim Reed?

Probably so.

You see, I've been following politics since 1992 when my mom took me with her to vote for Bill Clinton. Later that evening, we watched the returns together and were both elated when then-Governor Clinton became President-elect Clinton (my mom more so than me).

Politics is in my blood.

I know politics.

I eat, sleep, breathe and live politics.

And occasionally, I get paid for my work for politicians.

So how's that for your full disclosure?