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Friday, August 25, 2006

Isn't It Queer 

Speaking of the political parties - which once again brings me to the topic of how I dislike the Democrats more than any other party except for the Republicans, the Libertarians, the Greens, and all the rest - here's a lovely story from Alabama:
The Democratic primary victory of Alabama lesbian Patricia Todd for a seat in the statehouse was overturned by a party committee tonight. The committee vote was 5-0. Had the committee not reversed the election, which Todd won by 59 votes, she would have become the first openly gay elected official in the state's history. No Republican has entered the race in the overwhelmingly Democratic district. Todd's race was to determine who would represent District 54 in Birmingham in the statehouse....

The committee disqualified Todd and her opponent, Gaynell Hendricks, because they had not filed a required campaign finance report on time. The same rule has been ignored by all candidates since 1988 and the Associated Press has reported that this year's party nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor have not filed the reports as well....

Tonight's committee vote does not mark the end of the matter. The Alabama state party chairman, Joe Turnham, told the AP he was "very surprised" at the committee's decision and a party spokesperson said the vote may be reversed by the executive committee when it meets Saturday to pick a new candidate for the seat.

Good for Mr. Turnham; I hope that the executive committee does in fact reverse this awful decision. (By the way, how many layers of review do the Alabama Democrats need in their nominating process, anyway?) If this outrage stands, however, I would hope that the national Democratic Party takes some time to evaluate its affiliation with the Alabama Democrats.

 

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Wow, what a story. So much for democracy.
 
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