The Seattle Times reported today that state Democratic Chairman Paul Berendt has decided against seeking another term. Berendt has served longer than any of the other Democratic Party chairs in the nation, having first been elected in January of 1995. I've never been a fan of Berendt and am plenty happy to see him leave. The man is a genius at political organization, but is also often incessantly negative and often hypocritical, but I suppose that is the latter is the case of most party leaders. I'll be interested to see if the state party committee will pick a chairman more in the mold of Berendt (Dwight Pelz, notably) or somebody more decent. Probably Pelz.
08 December 2005
- Name: TMW
- Location: Pasco, Washington, United States
I like to think that I'm a rarity in blogging, in that I'm a political nerd who doesn't have a partisan axe to grind in everything they write. I considered myself a Republican up until 2004 when I finally had enough of their bible-based politics, yet still harbour a deep dislike of the Democratic Party because of their ties to labour groups as well as their tendency to bloat budgets. Ideologically I'm somewhere between centrist and libertarian. On economics I fit neatly in the centre-right, while on social issues I can be fairly radical. And no, I'm not British. It's just that I can respect that they created our language and know how to write it properly.
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