BY TAYLOR MARSH
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TM NOTE: Just wanted to say thank you to those who have given so far. I hope others will consider jumping in, because I can’t possibly do it without your support. Also remember that there are other ways to support the site, for those who really can’t afford it right now. Posting “In the News,” as well as commenting on posts over there, as well as commenting here, but also emailing my articles around and sharing my writing is another. Just stopping by every day, also visiting my advertisers means a great deal as well. Every little bit counts, whether it’s $5, a comment, or $100 or a monthly “subscription.” It all matters. Thanks so very much.
First, thanks to all of you who have supported this site over the last year. It’s been a great year for me, so I’m really counting my blessings this season.
After staying neutral, then moving to support Hillary, things really took off. Then after she didn’t prevail, it was hard, but following her lead was easy. I never doubted where we were going.
Then Barack won.
In between it all I was praised, vilified, called every name in the book in headline posts and diaries, but I never flinched. …and President-elect Obama didn’t let us down either. Hillary as Secretary of State was the move of the year for many of us. All along I was there, giving the best political analysis I knew how, no matter what was being hurled in my direction. I just cackled and kept on going.
So thanks to all of you who stopped by daily, weekly, even monthly, as well as all of you who comment every day. But a very special thanks for those of you who supported my work financially. It’s getting more competitive out here and even with advertising, the work I do, including the travel, is expensive. I simply cannot keep this blog going without your financial support.
For 2009 I’m requesting something of those who can. A regular donation. Of course it’s voluntary, but every month if you can. Let’s call it a sort of “subscription.”. Whatever you can give, $5, $10, $50, even more for those of you who can afford it. I simply will not be able to keep this blog going without your help, though I’m always hoping some day this reality will shift. …and I know how hard it is on everyone right now, believe me.
Again, thanks to all of you who have been there over this year; some of you here for years, even you newcomers. The commitment never waivers, even when you don’t agree with me. I will always work to be worthy of your trust, your readership (and when I’m on the air, TV or radio), with many new things in store for next year.