Monday, April 21, 2008

I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.

Welcome to my blog. My name is Nigel and I'm a senior at the University of Oregon. I've studied public relations and political science for the past four years. My interest in politics and specifically political communication has taken me many places. I canvassed all over Oregon with LCV in 2004. I worked on L St. in a environmental lobbying firm (They won't give the enviros a spot on K St.). Recently, I've started interning at a local firm that specializes in nonprofits and public policy.

With this blog, I would like to look at both national and local politics through the eyes of a public relations specialist. What are the candidates doing well or poorly? What issues are being discussed by the media and why? How is blogging and social media affecting the campaigns and politics in general? I'll also be discussing the transition from college to the workforce and the challenges my peers and I face.

Please explore, send me a comment, or start a competing blog.

BTW: If you're curious on the title, it's one of the greatest moments in political history. O.G. Lloyd Bentsen shutting down Dan Quayle during the 1988 vice presidential debate.


Kevin said...

Love the name and focus of the blog. Thanks for the links.

Kristin Kalscheur said...

This is great - can't wait to see more posts!