Focus, Ms. Mizeur, Focus

Dear Ms. Mizeur,

Congratulations on your very impressive political website. It is quite first rate, all Flash animation that takes a few minutes to load, even on my fast connection, and plays video without my prompt, perfect for office viewing.

And while that photo of the Silver Spring(?) Metro Station in the background of your main page really expresses your stand on the issues of our day, I have to say you might want to rethink one small aspect of your online campaign presence; your Google ads.

I see them on the site I write for, and while I can understand your desire to identify with Maryland, hence the big flag, you may want to make sure said flag is in focus.

The blurry image, especially one so large and prominent, might make great fodder for an opponent’s attack ads: “Ms. Mizeur – out of foucus, just like her Google ads”

A District Resident

4 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

    Post Update: Ms. Mizeur’s reply to my email gives me pause:

    “Unfortunately, we don’t have much control over that because it’s a sizing issue by Google, not us. Hopefully, if folks click on through to the website, they will see the great site and forget that the image was blurred!”

    Hmm.. doesn’t that sounds like “we don’t have much control over that because it’s a sizing issue by Government”? Or a bad start for a political hopeful who failed to notice these simple instructions:


  2. Spelling Not Bee (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

    It’s pretty apparent that she’s not techno-savvy. Does this lack of know-how dictate how she would be as a political candidate? I admit, I’m a political ignoramus myself…

  3. wayan (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

    What makes me wonder is not her IT skills, or lack there of, but the tone of her response.

    Instead of saying “I’ll look into that” or “I’ve forwarded that to my web guy”, she said it was out of her control, a proverbial shrug of the shoulders.

    Now that makes me wonder, would she do the same in office when faced with a real issue?

  4. Don (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    I think that’s less an IT savvy issue than a how to get your underlings to do a decent job issue….

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