July 20, 2006

Drinking Liberally get-together Friday

The Illinois Quad City chapter of Drinking Liberally is gathering tomorrow night (Fri.) at Jack's Place 425 5th Ave. in downtown Moline at 7:30 p.m.

The group is open to anyone supporting liberal goals, so please participate and make the group more diverse. Otherwise, it might become nothing but an insular group of campaign activists. (who get together and drink on their own anyway)

The idea is to encourage and allow those who may not otherwise be active in politics or party activities, but who feel that conservatives have lead the country in the wrong direction, to meet in an informal, casual setting to talk and meet other like-minded folks. You might end up getting more involved as you learn more and find out how you can contribute, but there won't be any pressure to do so.

If you didn't go to the first get-together, make it a point to show up tonight. I'll see you there?


At 7/21/2006 9:58 PM, Blogger demgorilla said...

Heard the "drinking liberally" event was a pretty good turnout tonight, including Phil Hare, candidate for Congress!

At 7/22/2006 5:08 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That's great news!

It makes sense as one of the organizers, Andy Weyaert, is on Hares's payroll.

I only hope that the group remains open to all and wasn't started with the goal to create a Hare campaign group with which to attract volunteer workers.

Not that there's anything wrong with that per se, but the group should be supportive of all candidates, and members shouldn't feel obligated to work for Hare if they don't choose to.

I'm very pleased that this group has gotten off to a good start!

Next time though, perhaps someone might take some candid shots at the gathering. I'd gladly post them. I think that might attract even more to the fun.

At 7/22/2006 12:33 PM, Blogger youngdem503 said...

Fact: Andy Waeyaert is not on Phil Hare's payroll.

At 7/23/2006 12:36 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Waeyaert was very recently on Hare's payroll, as reported in Hare's campaign finance report.

I should have been more specific and regret the error.


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