By Doretta Schrock of Portland, Oregon. Doretta is a regular commenter here at BlueOregon and describes herself as "Baby boomer geek Portlander, neighborhood activist and sometimes Internet blowhard."
Apparently I just can't follow the rules. Guest columns are supposed to be fresh and original and about Oregon and here I am promoting a national article written by someone else and sent to me by my mother-in-law in Utah.
But there I was sitting in a jury selection pool on Thursday morning at the Multnomah County courthouse listening to two of my fellow prospective jurors agreeing that the Democrats just don't have any leadership or any platform. When I found myself urging them to read this article from the Washington Monthly ("Not as Lame as You Think") I just knew it was something I should share with BlueOregon.