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13th-Jan-2011 02:01 pm

If I were in the position of needing to submit a writing sample for the purposes of securing a paid internship for a major political action organization, and you have personally read something I've written previously that resonated enough with you that it would be your choice for said submission, what would it be?

Go through my LiveJournal tags or Facebook Notes to help locate something I've written that you think would best represent my writing style, and post a link to that entry (or entries) as a comment to this.

I would really appreciate it, and thank you in advance!
13th-Jan-2011 09:38 pm (UTC) - How to pick?
Brad, your writing is superb. Any one will do, but of course you will have to tone down the swears and the "this old bitch needs a good ass fucking!" I'm paraphrasing, of course. You have eloquence, passion, and intelligence. Pick one that you feel close to. I am going through the same thing, picking out writing samples for submission. I may be able to do content editing on line, as well.

I wish us BOTH luck! Not that you need it;
13th-Jan-2011 09:44 pm (UTC) - a goodie

I remember this one and thinking, "His super-power is actually saying what I'm thinking and can't put into words."
13th-Jan-2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Before listing the (subjectively) most and best representative posts, I'd like to mention that you're most effective when letting the frustration and anger drive: don't dodge the entries where you get off on a rant just because it's a rant; they really carry emotion well, which makes 'em work.

Also, as far as actual journalistic skills are concerned, you've got a very strong Bernstein streak: there's a tendency to spot evolving patterns in otherwise unconnected data (videos, "talking points", transcripts of speeches, articles, etc.) before anyone else. As these entries are often collections of material found elsewhere, with you pointing out the connection and shining a light forward in time as to meaning, I didn't collect links: they might not be acceptable as direct submission, but possibly you can submit a synopsis?

At any rate, I'd recommend the following:

On Clinton, The Wallace 'Interview', & What I Think About All Of It.

Why I Am A Liberal (& Proud Of It)

That's MISTER Faggot to you! -- Part Deux

14th-Jan-2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I like your "Why I'm a Liberal" piece a lot. It would be my first choice.
14th-Jan-2011 02:54 am (UTC)
I do seem to recall commenting on a post of yours that I thought was special. I suppose if you do a search of my comments?
14th-Jan-2011 07:35 am (UTC) - Which organization ??
That might help with the selection....xoxoxoxoo
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