Friday, August 7, 2009

No Real Challenge

And now Maloney has decided not to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, her departure eased, no doubt, by the powers that be in the Party. Meanwhile, I have an invitation to meet and donate to that most hapless of perennial candidates, Jonathan Tasini.

I don't dislike Gillibrand; she's been fairly impressive the few times I've seen her. I do dislike the feeling that choices are removed before we the people have a chance to weigh in, just to avoid the expense of a primary and the odor of disunity. All you need to do is look at the health care chaos to see how divided the Party really is. Why pretend?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm assuming the question is rhetorical, since the answer is obvious -- to maintain power. Sure the party is a messy argumentative bunch of losers, but their perspective is that it's better to argue within the disfunctional family then across the aisle with wingnut birther saboteurs.
I'm not saying it's the right thing to do, but it's the obvious thing.