Meet Brian, the official ‘moosecot’ of the Mudflats. Brian is actually a real moose that often visits Mudflats Central and amuses us all with his crazy antics like running off with swingsets, doing a bit of yoga on the lawn, occasionally raiding the compost, and staring in rapt attention at window cleaning. Now Brian has a portable plastic avatar of himself that can be spirited around town much more easily than the real thing. Here is Brian hanging out with some of his political friends in Alaska and beyond…
Brian crosses one off his “bucket list” after meeting Governor Howard Dean!
Brian and “Flat Barack”… We’re still working on the non-flat one. Give us time.
Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos is smitten with his favorite moose.
Brian gets some face time with national progressive talk radio icon Thom Hartmann
Brian gets the “Power of Two” with Amy and Emily – The Indigo Girls
Brian and Alaska State Senator Bill Wielechowski, “The Best Bill in Juneau.”
Brian with veteran Alaska broadcaster and host of “Talk of Alaska” Steve Heimel
Brian with Raven Brooks, the Executive Director of Netroots Nation.
Brian needs his Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman
Brian shares a moment with Phil Munger of Progressive Alaska
Brian whispers sweet nothings to former Anchorage Assembly member Jane Angvik
Brian dared Lt. Dan Choi to give Shannyn Moore the ol’ “moose antlers.”
Brian pals around with Ron Reagan!
Brian gets a little friendly with Nicole Sandler of Radio or Not
Brian was totally in the pocket of KBYR’s Rishi Maharaj…
Brian loves him some big, scary union thuggery with Vince Beltrami, President of the Alaska AFL-CIO
Brian and his great buddy, President Bill Clinton (Humor me, here…)
Radio legend and author Thom Hartmann, Alaska Constitutional Delegate Vic Fischer, and Brian bond over copy of the Alaska Constitution.
Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage, and Brian say, “Peace out.”
Brian is a huge fan of native born Alaskan Darcy Burner, President of ProgressiveCongress.org
Brian got bashful around his hero Congressman Alan Grayson… but he got close.
Brian’s vote for U.S. Senator in 2010 went to Scott McAdams, former Mayor of Sitka and future _________.?!?
Brian with the Executive Director of Democracy for America, Arshad Hasan.
Brian in the coffee shop with Reps. Chris Tuck, and Pete Petersen.
Brian hearts Rep. Berta Gardner
Brian the Moose punks the creator of the Palin puff-umentary Media Malpractice, John Ziegler
Brian and Gryphen from The Immoral Minority in a stare down.
Brian, candidate for Lt. Governor Diane Benson and public radio icon Johanna Urich
Brian, former Alaska gubernatorial candidate Bob Poe, and his dogs Ben and Jerry.
Brian and Cook Inletkeeper’s 2008 Muckraker of the Year and author of ‘Not One Drop,’ Dr. Ricki Ott
Max Blumenthal of the Daily Beast, and author of Republican Gomorrah kisses up to his favorite progressive moose.
Brian and award-winning blogger Mel Green of Henkimaa!
At Netroots Nation Pittsburgh with Air America’s Richard Green. They share a love of mushroom soup, and other things…
Brian and Cook Inletkeeper’s 2007 Muckraker of the Year – Ray Metcalfe.
Who’s Brian’s favorite New York Times best-selling mystery author? There’s no mystery about it – Alaska’s own Dana Stabenow!
Pfft. What’s a little cold? Brian and Dennis Zaki of Alaska FX hang out in Barrow, Alaska.
Good times with Senator Mark Begich’s Deputy Chief of Staff Leslie Ridle.
Brian enjoys a “Drink to Nowhere” with former Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein
Mudflatter Enough With the Trainwreck saves Brian from a kidnapping by nefarious bloggy ringleader John Amato of Crooks & Liars
Cartoonist extraordinaire Jamie Smith proves that with Brian, a picture is worth a thousand words…
Ready to take on the world with Deborah Williams, former Executive Director of the Alaska Democratic Party.
Sharing a libation by the fire with Maia Nolan of The Alaska Dispatch and proprietor of Own the Sidewalk.
Rubbing elbows with State Senate hero Hollis French.
Award winning political journalist, and Alaska Communications Director for Strategies 360, David Shertleff shares some suds with his favorite political moose.
Brian gets interviewed by Geoffrey Dunn, author of The Lies of Sarah Palin
Roman Silberfeld and Pat Klous (Love Boat Cruise Director Judy McCoy) took Brian around the world, and appeared with him in the Vancouver Sun!
Brian gets his Beer 101 from the producer of The Better Beer Show, Kathy Phillips!
Bipartisan Brian hangs with Alaska Republican Backbone member Bill Walker
Stealth Brian sneaks up on Bob Shavelson, Executive Director of Cook Inletkeeper
Former Legislator and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ethan Berkowitz gives Brian a shoulder to lean on.
Brian hobnobs with Senator Mark Begich.
Brian and the Mudflats Art Department’s Man of Mystery – ‘Flyinureye’
Brian and broadcast industry guru Jeremy Landsman
Brian with former State Representative Harry Crawford!
Vegas, Baby! Brad Friedman of The Brad Blog, Brian, and Mike Rogers of Raw Story. Pai Gow!
Brian gets ready to march for the working people with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Moose Yes!
Brian and one of those dang community organizers – John Aronno of Alaska Commons
Nobody messes with Brian when he’s hanging out with Levi Johnston’s handler/manager Tank Jones
Brian enthralls the one, the only, the legend – Mr. Whitekeys!
Brian with Michelle Myers of Obama for America – You may not know this, but Brian is a secret mooselim!
Brian, Blogger Watchdog extraordinaire and contributing Mudflats editor Linda Kellen Biegel, and her daughter Morrigan
Brian and Assemblywoman Harriet Drummond have mutual admiration.
Brian was all star struck by David Niewert and John Amato from Crooks and Liars
David Waldman “Kagro X” from Daily Kos remembers the rule – dress for where you want to be.
…and Brian closes down the Manhattan tavern with award-winning author Jeremy Scahill.