Political Derby’s editors and contributors are happy to announce that the site has been acquired by Matador Web Group of Scottsdale, Arizona. Your new editor is the talented and energetic, Elizabeth Reycroft.

Please welcome Elizabeth and her colleagues to the family. They’ve got big things in store for 2013 and beyond.

On a personal note, it’s been a tremendous pleasure to associate with the many regulars who’ve populated the track for over eight years. We’ve always done things differently here, and I’m grateful for those who’ve respected our approach. With few exceptions, this has been a safe place to debate and discuss politics without the profanity, name calling and bigotry that poisons so many other web sites.

Our most popular feature, and the one that most distinguished us, has always been the White House Power Rankings. Rest assured, they’re not going anywhere. Stay tuned for updated rankings and the reintroduction of the Political Derby Composite.

Finally, a special thanks to my childhood pal, Stephen Fountain. Without him in the early stages, PD would have never developed. I’d also like to thank David Kaiser, a very talented wordsmith and great friend; and, Scott Robinson, the brains behind the PDC and a guy who had every reason to check out during 2012, but stuck with us and contributed to our success.

God bless!

On to 2016…

After 43,248 complaints about not having a ‘Share’ button at PD, the powers-that-be finally added it. You’ll see it now on every page and every post. Please help us grow the PD funny farm by using that button as often as possible to share posts on FB, Twitter, Digg, etc. The future of the Internet, the Republic, and yes, the very Constitution depends on you.

No, this is not the revamp we’ve been teasing you about. The gnarly and unattractive look you’ve seen the last few days is only temporary while we fix some problems with the old template. Your patience is much appreciated.

To make it up to you, Stephen Fountain, PD co-founder extraordinaire, has offered to wax the vehicle of anyone who shows up in his driveway. Oh, and he’ll wear a YES WE CAN! tank top. (See Stephen for address and directions.)