Sunday, December 11, 2005

What you already knew

Among the topics covered in Larry Carson's weekly political report for the Sun are:

  • The end of the male-dominated county council
  • Howard County Republican party chairman Howard Rensin's over-the-top rhetoric regarding David Rakes's vote making Chris Merdon the council chairman
  • A republican reverend enters the race for District 13 delegate seat
One has to wonder if Carson reads this blog in his spare time (I know, don't flatter yourself). Two out of those three stories have been discussed by Hayduke--particularly the potential for female council members, which was brought up here last night (also includes something about Rensin's comments) as well as several weeks ago.

And simply because the quotes that I included from Rensin last night weren't juicy enough, here's an excerpt from Carson's story:

Rensin, in an e-mail comment on Merdon's victory in becoming chairman Monday night, hailed vital support from Rakes, who is African-American, as a sign that Republicans are making inroads among black voters. That will help Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele win a U.S. Senate seat, Rensin said.

"This is yet another example of how thinking voters who are African-American are seeing that the Democrats have lied to them over all these years and do not deserve their continued support," Rensin said. "This is another signal that the time is right for Michael Steele. ...

"If the Democrats lose the African-American vote, which is clearly in the wind, they are rapidly heading to the ash can of history."

I'm all for supporting your side, but it's best to keep this kind of inflammatory talk internal. These statements show a lack of professionalism and may do more harm than good in the long run. As Carson said, even some Republicans think Rensin's gone too far.

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