Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Our brothers and sisters out in Woodbury County are having quite the row if we are to believe the Souix City Journal's Bret Hayworth:
Brown contended the people Salem described trying “to hijack the Republican Party of Iowa” did what Salem said — “if you don’t agree with them 100 percent on every issue, they not only refuse to support you, they take active steps to destroy you, including the use of innuendo and outright lies.” Salem said fear of that approach means good candidates won’t come forward, which played into why the party fared poorly in Tuesday’s election. Brown said “the problem with bombs is that they can destroy everything with their fallout, as was done in this campaign.”Our state chairman seems to think everything is OK, though.
Asked twice about it for my story, Ray Hoffmann, a Sioux Cityan who heads the Republican Party of Iowa, said he wasn’t aware of any schism in the Woodbury County party.It's this kind of thing that makes me think it may not be so bad being outnumbered here in Johnson County. When you've got no one to argue with, you argue with yourself.