So like the 60 million other blogs created every thirty seconds I set out with the intention of being an avid poster. I found that it is hard to keep the outpouring of my knowledge and opinions to only one site, what with all the blog commenting, iReporting, YouTubing, microblogging, and femtoblogging. I love the technology and consider the turn toward mainstream user generated content a good thing. However, I think there is an ever increasing possibility that future historians will not reference the Maya Angelous and Carl Sagans of our time, but rather will dredge up quotes from Legolas_Dude_34 ranting about a city ordinance on his local LARPing message board.
I made a small website as a project in order to get some practice with the technologies that I don’t get to use in my day gig. Here lies Maverick or McBuch: The McCain Voting Record in the 110th Congress. I had settled on some of the web techniques I wanted to work with and hunted for a subject. Since you can’t watch Maury in peace these days without election news interrupting I embraced the horror. I consider myself an above average follower of this election cycle, and participate as an Obama campaign volunteer in the DC area. I was interested in – and terrified by – the often repeated charge that McCain has turned in to a George Bush clone. I sorted through many of the key votes of the 110th Congress and categorized them.