Former Congressman Bob Schaffer departs Colorado today for the Ukraine as an official observer of the young democratic nation’s parliamentary elections. The Denver Post has set up a blog to record Schaffer’s observations, which will also be followed by students at several Colorado schools. As you may recall, Schaffer – who himself is of Ukrainian heritage – was on hand for “The Orange Revolution” of 2004, in which he sent dispatches via Blackberry covering the remarkable breaking events in Kiev.
As one who has watched history unfold in Eastern Europe, Schaffer again gets to connect his experiences directly with readers in Colorado … and across the globe. Ain’t technology wonderful?