‘Everybody gets a certificate!’
It was the kind of event you wish you hadn’t gone to – and it demonstrated clearly why you voters need to clean house at the MassGOP.
The quarterly meeting was held at Natick’s Crowne Plaza. Chairman ‘Runty’ Maginn delivered a lengthy report [no photos – just bullet points] on his trips to New Orleans and Washington.
He feels the MassGOP is set to ‘receive millions and millions of outside dollars’. He bragged about the new website [the one with no information] – and asked people to link to it. That was falling on deaf ears.
He couldn’t overcome the unspoken dread across the room that Mittens might NOT be the Republican nominee – and that Scott Brown’s campaign is off to a very shaky start. Runty did little to inspire his troops.
Several committees reported on the usual small stuff, but Membership had nothing to say.
The big event of the evening – and thankfully the wrap-up – was the presentation of 24 ‘Certificates of Participation’ to the 24 members not running for re-election. This was exactly like the losing little league team getting a plastic trophy at the end of the season – paid for by their parents.
QUOTE of the NIGHT: Oblivious to me standing right behind them – two elderly retiring members chatted. One said to the other “You know – over the years we should have done a lot more serious drinking together”.
Upon adjournment – National Committeewoman Jody Dow headed straight for the bar!
And thus you have a clear picture of why our Party is just 11% – and why I need your vote if things are to ever change!
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!
BTW: Your incumbent State Committeeman from Middlesex and Worcester; – he came, – acknowledged me in the back of the room, – and departed before the meeting ever started.