If you’ve been volunteering, phone banking, canvassing, registering voters, engaging in debate, going to rallies, throwing house parties, or simply paying attention to this two year long campaign, you have to have seen enough to serve as the jumping off place for a novel, right? Let me give you a little push: today is the annual kick off of NaNoWriMo08 (that’s National Novel Writing Month 2008 for the uninitiated). I tried this a few years ago. It did not go well. But today is a new day and the last two years had to have given political junkies tons of great material. So harness your donkies and elephants and get writing! Let me know how it goes.