No not really. That would be stupid. Instead we’ve got Mike McGuinness (MM) giving us advice on the next MDP Chair. From the comment on Michigan Liberal:
The current chair of the Michigan Democratic Party cultivated the fake Tea Party political party to draw votes from Republicans in 2010. … When the state party emissary started calling this county party leader at the last minute pleading to help find candidates for their tea party farce, I should have stopped to actually consider the moral implications of it all, told them to go jump in the lake and shouted from the mountaintops about it.
I don’t know and I don’t anticipate he did anything illegal, but it was and is unethical.
I suspect that if Mark Brewer wasn’t already weakened by the apparently already anointed Lon Johnson, MM wouldn’t have had the balls to say anything about Mark Brewer right now. Though if you look closely, he didn’t specifically say much of anything about Mark. Mark ‘cultivated’ the fake tea party, some unnamed “emissary” contacted him about it, and Mark probably didn’t do anything illegal.
So Eclectablog follows up with a question: why now?
So, McGuinness’s sudden desire to “come clean” rings a bit hollow, particularly since there was a full grand jury investigation when the scandal was discovered and, oddly enough, McGuinness didn’t make these accusations then. His defense of that in further comments at MichLib are even more lame.
McGuinness goes on to say that he couldn’t bring up Mark Brewer earlier because he was busy defending himself. Yeah. If you believe that reason, here’s your sign.
Now Mark Brewer is a sonofabitch sometimes, but he isn’t dumb. If he had a hand in what McGuinness was doing then McGuinness would not have been so stupid about it and he probably would not have been caught. The operation would have been much better executed. That’s not me defending it; that’s just a fact. Mark wouldn’t have had people openly notarizing forged signatures.
And what’s with the anonymous “state party emissary” who contacted him about the fake candidates? Why not identify this person in the comments? MM says we should know about Mark’s role in his crime. Do we not have the right to know about this other person?
It should be noted as well that Mike McGuinness has been pretty quippy at Michigan Liberal, Eclectablog, Mark Maynard, and probably other websites where there is no real accountability factor for him. But he didn’t talk to the police about this, and he refused to comment to the media. So he’s not so much interested in taking a stand as he is a nice comfortable chair.
This is nothing more than Mike McGuinness casting aspersions. He’s made no specific accusation that could be investigated by any of us, he’s not spoken to anyone other than bloggers, and he’s provided no evidence.
Vote for Mark Brewer or don’t vote for Mark Brewer, but for the love of [whatever], don’t let it be Mike McGuinness who makes up your mind.