Augusta County GOP: Decision 2008
This evening's Augusta County Republican mass meeting promises to be very interesting. (See today's News Leader.) Five people have filed to challenge incumbent chairman, Kurt Michael: Sharon Hanger, David Beyeler, Larry Roller, Steve Kijak, and Vickie Parkinson. My understanding is that Dr. Roller will emerge as the sole alternative to Dr. Michael and the status quo of bitter acrimony within the party that he has brought about over the past two years.
The transcendental question in all this is:
Is Kurt Michael divisive?
So does the Daily Whack Job, though from a slightly different perspective. Well, one off-the-wall parody begets another one. What's my answer to that question of whether Kurt Michael is divisive?
Is the Pope Catholic?
Do bears (defecate) in the woods?
Are puppy dogs cute?
I think what Barry Goldwater said in his 1964 presidential nomination acceptance speech in San Francisco sums it up pretty well:
Fellow Republicans, it is the cause of Republicanism to resist concentrations of power, private or public, which enforce such conformity and inflict such despotism.