Sadly, Mark Nickolas (of BluegrassReport.org) is leaving our fair state at the end of the month. As one of the pioneers of political blogging in Kentucky, I have to say his voice will be sorely missed. In a post earlier today, Mark had this to say about Kentucky politics:
There’s nothing that’s wrong with Kentucky politics that can’t be fixed by what’s right about it. Democrats should feel good about the big first step they took on Tuesday night. There’s much to be hopeful about, but we always need to ask the tough questions, demand accountability from all of our leaders, and never stop shining light on every nook and cranny of our government and political system, regardless of their attempts to silence dissent or intimidate critics. Keep your chin up and keep fighting. Sometimes it feels like you’re climbing Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, but usually you’ll be shocked by the impact a single person can have over time.
There’s a revolution going on, if you hadn’t noticed. We can’t afford to simply stand on the sidelines and watch. There is too much at stake.
Truer words were never spoken. For an interesting take on the evolution of Kentucky politics and political blogging in Kentucky over the last few years, read the entire post. You’ll be glad you did. So long, Mark, and thanks for all the fish…