I’m glad to see that one of my favorite podcasters is going to end his hiatus soon. I’ll be glad it’s back. Still, struck me most when reading it was this:
At the annual Netroots Nation Conference that was held in San Jose I was backstage with Jasiri X and Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos. I jokingly mentioned I was digging the weather in the Bay Area (I visited our West Coast Bureau Chief in Oakland right before the conference) and considered moving, but then what about TWiB!? Markos said that he had office space available in Berkeley if we wanted it.
I think that speaks well of Markos first and foremost. That he’d be willing to say that to someone who is ostensibly the competition for lefty political attention is rather incredible. But I think it speaks to a larger sense of community that animates liberals. The idea that we’re all in this together.
Obviously, Markos isn’t just handing out office space to anyone who wants it. But the fact they are part of a community meant that he had extra and Elon James White needed it was easier to arrange. Whereas, if they were conservatives, it probably would have been competition and maximizing profit at the expense of each other.