Dave Cournoyer, (a.k.a. Daveberta) is the gold standard of political bloggers to my mind. I am not alone in those sentiments. In the 2007 Canadian Blog Awards he was voted First in "Best Political Blog," Best Progressive Blog," and "Best Blogosphere Citizen." Since then he has grown both in experience and astuteness.
I have learned a great deal from knowing and reading Dave over the past 3 year. As one of the "elder statesmen" of social media in Alberta I like to say most of my mentors are under 30. It is true and Dave Cournoyer is one of them.
Dave was at the Reboot Alberta launch this past weekend and by all accounts, he valued the experience. He was also not alone in that sentiment if you have been checking out the posts of the other Bloggers who were at the Reboot Alberta launch. You can find links to these Bloggers through the blog poll at http://www.rebootalberta.wordpress.com/.
His blog post on Reboot Alberta is a typical example of his thoughtful and reflective commentary on politics, democracy and public policy in Alberta. This guy gets it when it comes to expressing the frustration and feelings of so many Albertans about poltics in our province. Here is the link to his blog post on Reboot Alberta.
If you are a progressive Albertan and want to reinvigorate your citizenship, personally re-engage and take back some responsibility for politics and public policy in alberta come to http://www.rebootalberta.org/ to learn more and get involved.