Sunday, January 20, 2008
A terrific thing happened this weekend...
I want to congratulate my buddy Gale Jones Carson, who achieved a dream Saturday by being elected to the Democratic National Committee. Gale, who also serves as the female State committeeperson from District 28 AND serves as the Secretary for the Tennessee Democratic Party, will do a great job.
However, she told me the backstory, which may well provide more hope for Shelby Democratic politics than anything else. Which is this: One of her fellow committeemen from Big Shelby worked VERY hard to make this happen. Who, you may ask?
Yes, go back and re-read that, I'll wait.
Yes, they have worked together before on state races, but this is a new level of cooperation and I love it. I applaud both of them for this, and think this is a sign that Republicans in Shelby County may as well give up on getting anyone elected in August or November.
It's the best I've felt about our local party in years....