Joe Sudbay
On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

Wash Post blasts Obama decision on LGBT Exec Order: “no principled reason”

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The fallout continues. Today, there is really strong editorial from the Washington Post on last week’s decision by the Obama administration to say no to the LGBT executive order: ...

White House LGBT Exec Order debacle: One week later, still mired in controversy

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A week ago, the White House announced that the President wouldn’t be signing the LGBT non-discrimination Executive Order. We just cross-posted at AMERICAblog Gay, but wanted to ...

White House LGBT Exec Order debacle: One week later, still mired in controversy

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A week ago, the White House announced that the President wouldn’t be signing the LGBT non-discrimination Executive Order. And, the fallout continues. I have to imagine that the ...

Major donors from NC pony up, ask for help in campaign against Amendment 1

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There’s so much happening in the campaign to against Amendment 1 in North Carolina. So much. Yesterday, a straight married couple from NC, Todd and Diana Stiefel, offered $100,000 ...

Video: Space Shuttle Discovery flying over DC today

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It’s not often that really cool things happen in DC. But, today was different. The space shuttle Discovery did a fly-over on its way to to the Smithsonian’s National Air and ...

Gallup finds majority of Americans support same-sex marriage

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UPDATE: Didn’t mean to confuse people. This poll is from last year. But, I found it and posted because Gallup was all over the news on Monday because Gallup began its daily tracking ...

“Laughable” arguments, “insider game” advocacy led to White House failure on LGBT Exec. Order

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I had the opportunity to listen to Mike Signorile’s interviews with Tico Almeida from Freedom To Work and Paul Yandura on Friday — in the wake of the major screw-up from ...

CEO of Duke Energy Blasts NC’s Amendment 1

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This is unexpectedly hard-hitting opposition to NC’s Amendment 1 from the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Duke Energy is an energy company — and it isn’t known for being ...

Another annoying column with the same-old — and wrong — DC conventional wisdom on marriage

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The circa 2004 conventional wisdom on marriage appears in the Washington Post column, The Fix, today. Of course, The Fix regurgitates the conventional wisdom on marriage. The Fix is ...

Criticism mounts over Obama punt on gay Exec Order. NYT calls it “cynical hedge”

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It didn’t have to be like this. The White House could have done the right thing and issued the LGBT non-discrimination executive order for federal contractors. But, somehow, the ...

Criticism mounts over Obama’s punt on Exec. Order. NYT calls it “cynical hedge”

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It didn’t have to be like this. The White House could have done the right thing and issued the LGBT non-discrimination executive order for federal contractors. But, somehow, the ...

Sen. Merkley, ENDA Sponsor, “deeply disappointed’ by White House fail on LGBT Exec. Order

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From Greg Sargent tonight: Jeff Merkley reminds us that he’s an excellent Senator by hammering the White House for punting on the executive order barring discrimination by federal ...

Carney gets pummeled over LGBT Executive Order at WH briefing

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Rarely do LGBT-related issues get this much time at a White House briefing, but the White House decision yesterday to punt on issuing an executive order establishing LGBT non-discrimination ...
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