Politicians Down Under
An interesting and unique political website launch from a New South Wales politician, Penny Sharpe.
A Blog called "Red Leather", discussion forums, RSS feeds, monthly e-brief and quarterly newsletter.
The use of animations was very prevelant in the last U.S. election cycle and is expanding even more in the current cycle. This is certainly a medium to keep an eye on. In terms of messaging, this can work very well in reaching people who don't normally tune in to politics.
She notes on her blog that there are 135 politicians in New South Wales but only 27 of them have websites.
Update: the site owner and subject of the blog - Penny Sharpe was kind enough to stop in. Check out the comments.