No Mulligan for Michigan

The New York Times reports that the Michigan legislature adjourned yesterday with acting on a bill that would have authorized a new Democratic presidential primary in that state. Michigan is one of the locales (along with Florida) in which the state Democratic party lopped off its own nuts by holding a presidential primary earlier than Democratic National Committee regs allowed.

The legislature’s inaction is a swift kick in the crotch for Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter who lobbied hard for the now-moribund bill. Rich Clinton supporters had offered to pick up the tab for a new primary, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the opposition.

Gov. Granholm says she’ll now turn to “other options” for getting Michigan delegates seated at the Democratic National Convention. What those options might be is anyone’s guess. People keep talking about an “impasse” and a “controversy” and an “issue,” but no such critters exist here so far as I can tell. The DNC still says that the Michigan delegation is out, and rightly so IMO. Of course, that doesn’t mean that Dean & Co. won’t cave later in the game.

For now, Michigan Democrats’ remedies appear limited to tarring and feathering the shitheaded state party leaders who purposely defied the DNC based on a patently idiotic belief that the national party simply wouldn’t do what it said.

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  • Clutch  On March 22, 2008 at 9:00 am

    “state party leaders who purposely defied the DNC based on a patently idiotic belief that the national party simply wouldn’t do what it said.”

    Well, and yet. After seeing what the Democratic Congress has done as far as opposing, undoing, preventing the grossest harms and stupidities of the Bush admin, can anyone be considered idiotic for thinking that the national party wouldn’t do what it had said?

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