From today's Palm Beach Post-
Smackdown: The county's Democratic Executive Committee voted 114-66 Thursday night to reject a measure pushed by Chairman Wahid Mahmood to allow the party and Democratic clubs to endorse Democratic incumbents who are challenged in Dem primaries.That present incumbents who unseated incumbents themselves, would favor automatic party endorsement of incumbents, comes as no surprise. Hypocrisy is rampant in politics and Palm Beach County is no different.
Debate was raucous at times but never unruly enough to merit intervention by the uniformed sheriff's deputy who came to the meeting at the request of party leaders.
Though they would be the presumed beneficiaries of party and club endorsements, most of the Democratic elected officials on hand voted against the measure.
County Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Addie Greene voted for the incumbent-protection plan. Aaronson and Greene both won their seats — you guessed it - by challenging and defeating Democratic incumbents in primaries. But that's ancient history. Both are up for reelection in 2008 and could draw primary challengers.
I do find it amusing the local Democratic party(Who has an office a half mile from my home), felt it necessary to have police at the meeting. Who would think a meeting of Democrats would erupt into violence? Aren't they opposed to war?
Linked to- Bright & Early, Rosemary, The World According to Carl,