Now the sewage is starting to back up
By Chris Ingram
A few weeks ago when Jim Greer finally announced his resignation I pledged that I wouldn’t write any further columns about Greer. But good golly, if you’ve been reading the papers about the Delmar Johnson saga, you’ve got to know it’s taking a lot of restraint to honor my pledge.
Unfortunately, no one (other than Paula Dockery) including Governor Crist, Attorney General McCollum, or either of the main candidates for state party chairman are giving any indication as to how they will ensure this kind of fiasco (which started with Too-Tan Charlie) will never happen again. That’s because there is a void in real leadership in the Fla. GOP which is due to the fact that no one in a position of leadership has any sense of respect for the rank-and-file or spine to stand up for what is right.
I was talking to a friend this morning who said, “Well one thing is for sure, anybody who gives any money to the Florida GOP needs their head examined.”
And I would add the following: the people behind the scenes who gave us Jim Greer and Delmar Johnson are the same people pushing John Thrasher to be the new chairman. I’m not suggesting Thrasher would bring the kind of dishonor Crist/Greer/Johnson have, but if you’re looking for him to do anything substantive to mop up this mess, forget about it. He’s one of the good ol’ boys.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times…
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.com.