Brian Lambert at the MinnPost h quoted me the other day:
Minnesota’s most prominent conservative bloggers are oddly quiet about the party’s exciting weekend.
Minnesota’s “most prominent” conservative bloggers – Powerline, Ed Morrissey – don’t do much coverage of local politics much less the inner workings of the MNGOP.
But Lambert noticed I’d been writing on the subject:
But at Shot in the Dark, Mitch Berg takes a run at it:
Lambo grabbed a lengthy quote from this piece here. It ended with this bit:
And yet the GOP — which, for all its faults, is the only actual transparent political party in this state (if only because nobody, but nobody, cares about the Independence Party) — is going to have to get through some of this BS to go forward.”
…and he added…:
… But just “some” of it.
Yep. Just some.
I said it on the radio over the weekend, and I’ll stand by it; the whole incident is going to be a good thing for the MNGOP, if it tackles the issue head-on. The party’s in debt: so tackle the debt. The party lost its statewide races and two recounts: so figure out what we need to do to fix it. None of this is brain surgery – politicians do it, for chrissake.
And we’re going to tackle it a year before the election. Oh, the media will do what they can to keep it current – but by next election time, the GOP will be out of the metaphorical woods, loaded for bear, with new leadership and (if a lot of us have our way) explicit confidence that we are on the right path financiallly.
The media – Lambert among ’em – what the GOP grassroots to look at the task at hand and get depressed and discouraged.
There is no reason for this. The turmoil of this past two weeks is good news. The GOP will be a much stronger party – as long as we tackle this head-on.