The Columbian, being the Columbian, was primed for their usual effort. They neglected to reach out to those brave souls who faced the Cult's onslaught, Mr. Bowerman and Mrs. Pell, instead just allowing Druggy to shoot from the lip.
Now, I get that Druggy is upset with the annihilation/repudiation of the disaster of his horrific term in office. I get that he's been a political lowlife in every sense of the word. I get that he's spent far more time trashing his political opponents within the local GOP than he has campaigning against democrats.
Here, he had the opportunity to show some class... some statesmanship and some grace, even though he was humiliated in the outcome at Reorg. In fact, he was sorta the Marc Boldt (clobbered in the primary with 22% or so of the vote) of the Reorg.
But instead of showing the class of, say, Earl Bowerman, he shot off his mouth stupidly bringing up the characteristic HE lacks the most: integrity. He also wishes that Bowerman would do that which he never even tried to do: "represent the whole party."
If Earl were to follow Druggies example, he would be filing suit against some PCO who said something about him he didn't like. You know, like Druggy did when HE sued a PCO?
Bowerman, for his part, showed how capable he is by providing the class Gellatly so obviously lacks:
“I would like to thank the outgoing board for their contributions and service to our party,” Bowerman said in a press release. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to working with all of our elected officers, the central committee and volunteers to grow our Party.”
And that's the difference between them, summed up in a single sentence.
As for Herrera's relationship with the local party being "awkward," that's a problem easily solved.
She needs to keep her mouth shut about what she thinks about the President... and she needs to vote like a Republican.
Few within the Party structure will have any problem with her if she can suddenly begin to act like a Republican Member of Congress.
Because here's the reality: as much as the past regime acted like her lackeys, she still lost in Clark County for the first time ever... by around 4400 votes or so, a not inconsequential number.
Clearly, the idiocy of the "Be Bold" signs failed to have the desired impact.
No matter. Druggy is no longer a part of the local GOP and he will certainly not be missed. Earl Bowerman and Brook Pell are a breath of fresh air. Compared to the regime of the last two years, they're the adults in a field of children on an out-of-control playground.
The Cult's threats, arrogance and air of superiority will not be missed. Whatever will they do with all this time on their hands?