I started Red State Rebels - the original one - in November 2003, and converted it to this multi-author blog last September. Now I am saying another farewell. This one is for real since, starting October 1, I'll be communications director for the Idaho Democratic Party. (You may have read it here first. Thanks, Jill.)
First, let me convey my appreciation for everyone who has made Red State Rebels a regular stop on their cyberspace travels. Whether or not we've agreed on all issues, you've kept the oxygen flowing here, and I salute your passion for our state and country.
About three dozen people have made posts at the multi-author Red State Rebels over the past year, and I know many will continue to write and organize here. As I step back, I hope others will step up and make their voices heard, too - at Red State Rebels and across the Idaho blogosphere. Also, if you'd like to do something to pay homage to what I've been doing here for the past five years, please consider a donation to the candidate(s) of your choice or the state Democratic Party as a whole at this page.
The video says "this opportunity comes once in a lifetime," but returning effective two-party government to Idaho will take longer than the next five weeks. After five years working for change in the netroots and the grassroots, I am thrilled about the opportunity to help build the Idaho Democratic Party from the inside out. I'll see you at the IDP - and don't forget to check out the work of the many other Idaho bloggers listed on this page, too.