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Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Party Switch In Marshall County ::

And the hilarity that followed. Seems that Judge Howard Hawk made the decision back in December to switch from the Democratic party to the Republican party. Now, this would hardly be the only such party switch after the November elections, but the aftermath has been very interesting. It seems as though Judge Hawk's attempted change of political affiliation was met with a less than enthusiastic welcome from the local Republican party. From al.com:

In a special meeting Monday, the 27 members present of the 29-member Marshall County Republican Executive Committee voted unanimously to ask Hawk to "reconsider switching parties and remain as a member of the Marshall County Democratic Party."

Jean Brewer, chairwoman of the county Republican Party, said Hawk made the party switch without consent of the local party and that he turned down an offer to meet with them prior to the switch.

Do you see what I mean? Here's just a bit more:

In a prepared statement, Brewer said several members of the executive committee cited Hawk's strong opposition to Republican candidates and work against them in the 2010 election as the reason they were against the party switch.

Interestingly, Judge Hawk's wife, Kathy, is still listed as a member of the Alabama Democratic party executive committee from house district 27. Sounds like conflicts of interest for both the Democratic and Republican sides!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! ::

I wish I could be as optimistic as apparently the majority is!