Saturday, May 31, 2008
DNC ruling on MI & FL due today
The huge cluster-f&ck known as the Florida and Michigan Democratic primary fiasco is about to be settled once and for all.
At least, that's what I'm hoping!
Today's ruling by the DNC Rules & Bylaws committee will be shaped by several factors:
* The number of Clinton supporters on the R&B committee, rumored to be a slight majority
* How many delegates will be considered a fair compromise
* The celestial alignment of the stars and planets
I think the last factor is the most important, and we're likely to see a ruling that will be largely attributed to astrology rather than any sense of fairness or objectivity. Emotions are running much too high both within the DNC R&B committee and the two campaigns for this ruling to be universally accepted.
So, if they're smart, the committee will ascribe their ruling to the vagaries of the planets.
That way, they can blame the inevitable hue and cry on something other than their own political leanings.
(My prediction: Hillary's camp won't get exactly what they want, and their heads will collectively explode; Barack's people will complain mildly about the ruling but will accept it in the spirit of compromise.)
Posted by CT Bob at 5/31/2008 07:44:00 AM