The State Dem Chair race is starting to get a bit testy. Missiles are being fired. Now there are three candidates.
The way things are playing out, it looks like the message to Dems across the state is - bidness as usual. I think everyone needs to take a step back, take a deep breath, and ask - "are we doing the right thing for Dems across the state?"
I'm hearing that one fella should be supported because he's a good guy - well, that don't mean he would be a good Chair. I'm hearing that the fix is in. I'm hearing folks are accusing each other of being misleading. Is it "The Party Establishment vs The Deaniacs?" Place your bets. Look for it to soon get personal - yikes!!
Meanwhile, my member of the State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) says she won't support one of the candidates because he is a (expletive deleted), errrr, political consultant. My SDEC member says "I do not think that it is in the best interest of the party to elect a political consultant as our State Party Chair." (buzzer) OK, maybe so, but then she forfeits her right to vote for State Party Chair, because from time to time she has received "consulting" fees from campaigns, so maybe "consultants" shouldn't be the ones who decide who will be our next State Party Chair.
Commentary still doesn't have a dog in this hunt, but come on, why disqualify a political consultant? Why not disqualify lawyers? The last twelve years haven't exactly been great years for Texas Dems, and by the way, three of the four State Dem Chairs during this period have been lawyers.
See how silly things are getting? I fully expect leadership to ride in on a magnificent steed and fix the fix. (whistle) Come here Silver! Hi Ho Dems!!
Also, the 2002 Dem Party Gubernatorial nominee signed up for Lady Foghorn ... tsk, tsk, tsk.
Come on folks, what's going on - we're starting to spring leaks and we're still in drydock.
March 16, 2006, 9:00AM