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I Am Running for US President

Day 793, 08:22 by PigInZen


PigInZen for US President

Those that listen to Jewitt and wahooBob's podcast, The Report, found out last night that I intend to run for President of the US. This newspaper article will serve as my official announcement. I expect to face some stiff competition but I believe that my platform will be strong enough to counter the high name recognition of my suspected opponents. I also believe that my experience in government is unparalleled and makes me one of the strongest candidates out there. Here's to a great presidential campaign season!


Basic Platform




Greater Emphasis on 10,000 Fists!

Increase Citizen Retention. Pursue every angle to increase retention, such as targeted mailings using the national citizen database and including placing Q2 Hospitals in specific locations. Federalize operations by opening up services to political parties, militias and like organizations.

More Active Recruitment. Extend advertising to bring new players to the US. Create infrastructure to support increased recruitment.





WarPig Has the Power

Increased National Warfare. Plan for multiple potential wars and prosecute constant warfare. Lulls in fighting create a restless populace. The US should be pursuing even more interventionist foreign policy. Oh and if it hasn't been done by February 6th I will indeed push the button and attack the UK.





Operations and Organization - My Specialty

Improved Technological Resources. Improve the forums, wikis, IRC channels and national database. Provide public reports and statistics from the database and improve reporting and stats for government and military operations.

Restructure the Executive Branch to provide greater focus on policy and implementation. See the current executive organization chart for an idea of what the current structure is. I want to give greater autonomy to Department Secretaries and increase the administrative functions in the President, Vice President, and Chief of Staff offices.

Open government. Regular publications and communications of strategy, goals, policy and progress. Use the Office of Human Resources to open the doors of government to more interested citizens. Advertise open positions and actively recruit from a broader pool of candidates.




Just What the Hell is Going On, Anyway? OR, Communications and Documentation

Elevated Media. Make use of the US' strength in prolific writers to push our ideas and arguments in all media markets. Require executive departments to publish public reports. Publish daily government operational updates in the White House Press Release. Increase the effectiveness of the Pony Express.

Increased Documentation. Use the eUS wiki to provide a continuous source of material for government officials on policies and procedures in order to avoid the 3-7 day lull for new administrations and Congresses to get up and running.




MOAR FUN

Increase the activity of the Department of Fun. Extend policies to embrace chaos and put a little more control back in the hands of citizens over their daily lives. Put some fun back in the game.




My Qualifications

I never imagined I would end up where I am. I have had the fine opportunity to serve under every US President since Scrabman's last presidential term. Here's a summary of the roles I have taken:

Undersecretary of State, Scrabman Admin, Jun 2009
Deputy Secretary of State, Harrison Richardson Admin, July 2009
Vice President, Emerick Admin, August 2009
Chief of Staff, Emerick/Gaius Admin, September 2009
Chief of Staff, Gaius Julius Admin, October 2009
Director of Technology, Josh Frost Admin, November 2009
Vice President, Jewitt Admin, December 2009
Vice President, Jewitt Admin, January 2010

In addition to serving in the Executive I have been elected to the US Congress twice, once from Massachusetts in June 2009 and again from West Virginia in December 2009. I was also elected in France as part of the failed French PTO in July of 2009.

I have been integrally involved in the technology side of eUS affairs working to improve and organize our resources with Killing Time. We have reorganized the US Forums and IRC Channels, built a national database that pulls data from the eRepublik API, established a portal page and site for the eUS, built a gov't wiki and brought in numerous volunteers to staff the Office of Technology Resources.

I am quite active and am online for most of the day. I work in IT in RL which affords me the opportunity to idle in IRC for upwards of 14 to 16 hours. I have admin rights to the US Forums and am a regular poster there. I publish newspaper articles on a regular basis. In short, I make myself available and consider activity to be one of the premier qualifications for the US Presidency.




More Detail to Come

Anyone who knows me or has read my newspaper knows that I specialize in tl;dr. No worries, this is just the brief summary of my platform. I promise more details and greater discussion of my reasons for my positions.

A Vice Presidential announcement will be forthcoming. Stay tuned...


E Pluribus Unum. From Many, One.



I'LL SAY IT AGAIN: Together we have strength beyond measure. Do your part. Follow DoD orders. Fight with weapons. Maintain your wellness. SUPPORT THE CAUSE.
 

Comments

PigInZen
PigInZen Day 793, 08:22

First Denied. PiZ for Pres!

Collin Roche
Collin Roche Day 793, 08:22

Voted!

Kell Draygo
Kell Draygo Day 793, 08:25

Does this mean Jewitt won't be running for re-election? Interesting and good luck to you, sir.

St Krems
St Krems Day 793, 08:25

I can haz promotion?

G Inc
G Inc Day 793, 08:27

Go Piggy!

Boethiah
Boethiah Day 793, 08:29

Pig in Zen for president

Dell Fargus
Dell Fargus Day 793, 08:30

Cool! Good luck.

Pauly Walnutz
Pauly Walnutz Day 793, 08:30

zomg you have my vote

Greene12
Greene12 Day 793, 08:30

i love the pig, best CO i've ever had

Whispering Elizabeth
Whispering Elizabeth Day 793, 08:30

AWESOME! Go PigInZen! PigInZen for President! WOOHOO!

Ruthain
Ruthain Day 793, 08:30

Very good

Evry
Evry Day 793, 08:31

PiZ for Prez!

Chadwick0585
Chadwick0585 Day 793, 08:32

PIZ FOR PRESIDENT!

Lorenzo VonMatterhorn
Lorenzo VonMatterhorn Day 793, 08:39

WarPig for Prez!

<o

Niker335
Niker335 Day 793, 08:42

MISTER PROPPER!!!

cam94509
cam94509 Day 793, 08:47

PiZ for Prez!

ssomo
ssomo Day 793, 08:47

Nice platform. Good luck!

Dishmcds
Dishmcds Day 793, 08:47

So, pretty much the same threat the US has made for months. Awesome.

Cromstar
Cromstar Day 793, 08:47

Pigglz for Prez!

KC Michaels
KC Michaels Day 793, 08:48

Good luck

ThomasRourke
ThomasRourke Day 793, 08:49

PIZ FOR PRESIDENT!



voted

Cowboy Holdings
Cowboy Holdings Day 793, 08:49

Good luck you would do well.

Gnaeus Progenitor
Gnaeus Progenitor Day 793, 08:51

Ha ha! I really dropped the ball on this one! Good luck, PigInZen!

Matthew Gallagher
Matthew Gallagher Day 793, 08:56

It seems like a great platform, but now whenever anyone says they're going to attack the UK I just assume I'm being manipulated. So frankly, I don't really care about politics in this game anymore. The fix is in.

Slippyfist Clark
Slippyfist Clark Day 793, 08:57

PiZ is cool! He's an hero who doesn't afraid of anything.

Mr Woldy
Mr Woldy Day 793, 09:03

it's about time you ran

Lieutenant Scheisskopf
Lieutenant Scheisskopf Day 793, 09:15

Good luck, PigInZen!

Lt. Scheisskopf
<a href="http://www.erepublik.com/en/newspaper/stars-and-stripes-journal-191155/1" target="_blank">http://www.erepublik.com/en/newspaper/st[..]155/1</a>

Loken silverblood
Loken silverblood Day 793, 09:19

You've got my vote, if I was an eAmerican that is. I'm tired of waiting for the UK to be beaten and I'd rather it was just gotten over with now, it's not like we are going to make a comeback any time soon.

Herrn Sterling
Herrn Sterling Day 793, 09:47

Good luck!

ElmieMonies
ElmieMonies Day 793, 09:54

Woo u got my vote

Kyle321n
Kyle321n Day 793, 09:55

OHAI PIG IN WHITEHOUSE

Lautaro Viscovi
Lautaro Viscovi Day 793, 10:01

Voted.

WahooBob
WahooBob Day 793, 10:07

I am voting for PiginZen.

Wally Wilson
Wally Wilson Day 793, 10:08

PiZ has my unconditional endorsement

Halfie
Halfie Day 793, 10:10

no more god damn hopitals

James Roosevelt
James Roosevelt Day 793, 10:13

PiZ has rapidly become a good mentor and friend of mine. He is has been a pillar in American Government for my entire eLife. Even if I don't support him and he wins, I know that the US will have a strong Steward and Leader and I will not be afraid to call him my President.

I wish him the best of luck whether I do or do not support him.

I love your Pigglz!

JR

Aeros
Aeros Day 793, 10:18

PiZ for Prez!

Emmanuel Cruise
Emmanuel Cruise Day 793, 10:54

PigInOffice

AlexBerkman
AlexBerkman Day 793, 11:03

PiZ for Prez!

Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Day 793, 11:05

PigInZen for Prezident!

John Gay
John Gay Day 793, 11:13

full of risky ideas

Max McFarland 2
Max McFarland 2 Day 793, 11:29

&quot;Are there ANY eUS political parties that are not pro-war?&quot;
~ PigInZen, 8 months ago

&quot;Plan for multiple potential wars and prosecute constant warfare.&quot;
~ PigInZen, today

PigInZen
PigInZen Day 793, 11:34

Thanks, Max. That's a beautiful quote and quite indicative of the learning process we all go through in this wonderful game. We need to start some shit and make this game fun again.

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer Day 793, 11:34

Vote for consistent leadership.
Vote for da Pig.

Alexander Valkor II
Alexander Valkor II Day 793, 11:54

Good luck Pig In Zen!

Crash and Burn Industries
Crash and Burn Industries Day 793, 12:00

Vote for consistent leadership.
Vote for da Pig.

Lawliet94
Lawliet94 Day 793, 12:06

As of now, I'm voting for you.

Tom McDougal
Tom McDougal Day 793, 12:06

PiZ is a great guy.

Matthew Gallagher
Matthew Gallagher Day 793, 12:14

It isn't that we need new wars, it's that we need better propaganda so all these crappy fights we've been fighting sound like they're worth a damn.

Destroy the Turk menace! FREE GREECE!

Hoyle
Hoyle Day 793, 12:24

the offal office. jk

a fine addition to the pool!

 
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