Wednesday, March 22, 2006


GOP vs. ..... Tim Pawlenty?

Trillin brings up some good points about the MN GOP's continuing attacks against Dean Johnson and Tim Pawlenty's recent pronouncement that the Senate Majority Leader should be forgiven and left alone. There are a few possibilities:
  1. It's a strategic move, designed to make Pawlenty look compassionate and moderate. I doubt this is the case, given how vocal and frothy-mouthed MDE and Ron Carey have been throughout this story.
  2. There's a rift in the MN GOP, and Carey and his people are unwilling to obey the directives of their highest-ranking elected official.
This isn't spin, folks. The Johnson story is over and done with. He apologized, admitted he screwed up, and when push came to shove, no one cared. But I doubt very much that the RNC would disobey such a pronouncement from President Bush in reference to Harry Reid. Regardless of who's saying what, it's clear that elements within the local Republican Party are at loggerheads with one another. Not what I would call an ideal situation in an election year, when their major piece of bigotry-on-paper has recently been slapped down on a vote which wasn't especially close.

Blogger Trillin said:

I seem to have upset MDE. Comment on my blog from him:

Minnesota Democrats Exposed said...

Are you kidding me?
1:03 PM
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