GOP Convention Sights and SoundsJune 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm by Jim Shella under Jim Shella's Political Blog
Delegates to the state Republican Convention have plenty to talk about while figuring out how Jon Costas lost the nomination for Attorney General to Greg Zoeller (do you think it was the Fuzzy Zoeller video endorsement?)
Here is a sample:
-GOP State Senator John Waterman watched from the fringes today as he continued to threaten an independent run for governor. His wife was a delegate.
-Former State Chairman Rex Early sold more than a hundred copies of his book outside the convention hall. I couldn’t help giving him a bad time about some misspelled names in the book. Said Early, “If I was to do it over, I’d spell your name wrong!”
-The media didn’t get the usual over-sized, pink credentials given out at Republican conventions. Instead, this year’s credential were lavender.
-Carl Brizzi made a name for himself, essentially criticizing the governor’s endorsement of Jon Costas in a nominating speech for Zoeller and then complaining that he wasn’t allowed to speak from the podium at the 7th District Caucus.
7th District Chairman John Hammond says he did Brizzi a favor by letting him speak at all. Because he’s not a delegate, says Hammond, Brizzi had no right to be there.