Speaking as a recent former Director of Communications for the U.S. Libertarian Party, congratulations and welcome aboard. Next time both of us are in the same city, I’ll buy the first round.
With regards swear blogging on the job, the only advice I can offer follows:
- I’ve been accused of cursing like a sailor before.
- Most of my political reporter friends curse like drunken sailors.
- I don’t believe I’ve ever been quoted in the mainstream media using profanity—as much as I would have enjoyed it in a few random (and not-quite-so-random) political situations.
As an aside, the Libertarian Party Media Coordinator’s Facebook account reads Andrew “Effing” Davis, a tag which has been around at least since his college days. I’ve probably received at least five f-bomb laden e-mails in the last day or two from an LP campaign media coordinator with whom I’ve often worked.
Perhaps there’s something in the effing water we Libertarian communications guys drink.
Although the sentiment is very much appreciated in general, if the first round that you're buying is fucking water, then there will be liberal cursing from my end—I only drink water that has been diluted with alcohol (or caffeine).
Perhaps it's just that libertarians are angry people? Though with the statists growing in power every day, who can blame us, eh?