Bethan is a blogger
Monday, January 08, 2007
Plaid Cymru have woken up, smelt the coffee, put the coffee down because they thought it would reveal too much to the opposition and it wasn't a great way of communicating with voters anyway, had second thoughts, smelt the coffee again and started blogging.
What that meandering metaphor is getting at is that blogging might just be a useful campaign tool for an aspiring young politician. Plaid Cymru election candidate Bethan Jenkins has started one over on bethanjenkins.blogspot.com and it looks set to be a lively addition to the Welsh blogosphere.
On sex and deliberately avoiding to write 'Britain' or the 'UK':
Part of the problem is that in many areas of Wales, Scotland, England, Ireland, there is nothing better to do than drink, take drugs and have sex.
On Welsh Assembly blogging:
I don't sit easy with complimenting Peter Black or Leighton Andrews, but on this occasion I will prove to be the exception I never thought I could be! I think that the fact that they blog as Politicians is positive and is a novel way of reaching out to people who perhaps don't read the papers or watch the news that often. To us politicians, that seems far fetched...but true!
On speaking for Leighton Andrews:
Leighton Andrews's comments in the Western Mail are a direct challenge to Rhodri Morgan's leadership. Where once their Tory/ Plaid line held water with the media and constituents alike, this strategy is now dead in the water. He knows this, and is telling Rhodri Morgan that he must act now or risk losing votes in May.
On mixed metaphors:
Get your socks on and blog more often! One blog every blue moon is a waste...
posted by Blamerbell @ 5:03 pm,
- At 7:13 pm, Chris Doidge said...
Bethan's my favourite Plaid person. Possibly as she's the only one I've heard of.
- At 7:13 pm, said...
Can you clear up the confusion, is Bethan Jenkins your sister?
- At 8:12 pm, Blamerbell said...
Is Gordon Brown a Scottish, glass eye wearing presbyterian?
It's great that Bethan is blogging, but she'll get the same treatment as the rest of the blogosphere. In fact, as usual in these kinds of situations, she'll probably get an even tougher time than anyone else.
- At 9:02 pm, Chanticleer said...
Gordon Brown actually has a detached retina, rather than a glass eye, helpfully explained during his comfy chat on Sunday AM. I am also a recent convert to the blogosphere having previously avoided the narcissism of it all!
- At 10:58 pm, Blamerbell said...
Well, chanticleer, thanks for clearing that up.
Are you avoiding narcissism by blogging solely on the issue of bovine flatulence?
- At 10:22 am, Rhys said...
Give here some tips on how to create link!
- At 11:42 am, bethan said...
I know how to link thanks. Teaching myself along the way...
Blamerbell will not show any preferential treatment by the way. It would be a first if he did!!!