this is a fictional blog about a recently laid-off IT systems technician who struggles to launch an underfunded and under-thought campaign for the Georgia State House of Representatives.

rubber chicken circuit - def. a monotonous round of dinners, often featuring chicken, that a lecturer or political candidate is obliged to attend.

(start at the bottom)



Decision to embark on political career has been met with universal disdain from family and friends. Roommate, Richard Wu, has reluctantly committed to serving as Campaign Strategist — under coercion (lease is in my name) and because he’s unemployed. Girlfriend, Lila, theorizing a manic episode. Offered to pay for therapy. Told her I’d think about it.


Long term: The Presidency. Short term: 57th District, Georgia State House of Representatives. Running Republican after flipping a coin. Qualifications… zero. Finances… also zero.

Lost job. Have consoled myself with thought that I wasn’t meant to spend life in IT. Epiphany — politics. Starting from bottom. Things will turn around.