What have I gotten myself into?
Mitch (over at Shot in the Dark) did a post on the "Happy to pay more for a better Minnesota" ad from last week. In the comments section someone (thanks Thorley) suggested that an enterprising blogger would be well served to take a look at the signatories and see exactly what they do to get their money and are they really as non-partisan as they suggest. I mentioned that I had started doing that (here) and that all led to this:
"I'd like to try to start my first blogswarm, here.
The idea actually came from longtime commenters Thorley Winston and Lady Logician, in the comment section to the previous posting. Here's what I'd like to do: do a research blogswarm on the 203 Minnesotans who signed the "We Can Afford To Pay More For State Taxes" (PDF file) "open letter" to the Strib last week. The group pitches itself as a group of bipartisan citizens concerned for the state. I suspect otherwise."
So I am going to take a group of the "patricians" and see what I can find out about these folks. Stay tuned here or over at Ladies Logic for the results. I will also link to anyone else that decides to join us in the project.
Cross posted over at Ladies Logic