When University of Florida student Andrew Meyer was given the chance to question senator John Kerry in a Q&A session on Monday, he did not intend to hold back. Neither did the university cops who tasered and arrested the 21 year old after he refused to leave the lecture hall. Video of the struggle immediately surfaced on YouTube, and it has continued making a wave, inciting national debate on freedom of speech, police brutality and Meyer's intentions.
Full-length interview with Laura Crawford, 35, who created the RNC's 11-minute John Kerry "Flip-Flop" video in 2004. Now she's producing all of the RNC's viral and TV campaigns and running campaignads.org.
Media Consultant, Republican National Committee
Laura Crawford, 35, created the RNC's 11-minute John Kerry "Flip-Flop" video in 2004. For 2008, she's producing all of the RNC's viral and TV work, as well as running campaignads.org, a political, "multipartisan" user-generated site in which the 30- and 60-second spots that get the most votes and donations will air on TV.
Where do you find courage in this country? Not in the southern or western U.S., which overwhelming succumbed to the Bush campaign's fear mongering and Dick Cheney's demented suggestion that a vote for John Kerry is a vote for the terrorists.
On Thursday night we'll get treated to some of the finest political oratory this land has to offer when John Kerry, tall and tan, dull and drab, squares off for the first time against George W. Bush, whose license to use the English language should have been revoked years ago.
Christina Wodtke is the former director of design for Yahoo and author of Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web. In her GEL talk, she discussed how Yahoo approaches search, how people search the Web, and the need to be right — as well as consistent. What follows is a partial transcript of her talk: