Friday, February 15, 2008

Newspaper: Montco GOP its own worst enemy

Interesting editorial in today's edition of The Times-Herald in Norristown about the three-ring circus that is the Montgomery County Republican Party under the leadership of Ken Davis, Bob Asher and Jim Matthews.

"We simply cannot understand how the once-proud and stoic Grand Old Party in one of the most affluent counties in the state has deteriorated to this point," the newspaper writes.

I don't think the trio of Davis, Asher and Matthews, aka The Three Stooges, can help themselves. At some point, it's the committee people who elected Davis as chairman twice and allow Asher to influence the party because he throws his money around. As for Matthews, he's putting on a brave face, but I suspect he already regrets turning his back on the party. His isolation will grow.

Time is running out to fix the party by expelling Davis, Asher and Matthews. The primary is April 22. The general election is less than nine months away.


Anonymous said...

Bill Shaw has audio of Ken Davis' phone message that started the 17th District Senate Seat firestorm. It's listed on Bill Shaw's funny and informative blog:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn’t anyone talk about Ken Davis’ lobbying conflict of interest anymore?

Tony Phyrillas shed light on the issue back in March of last year, when he said:

“Castor's other goal is to sever a $7,500-a-month lobbying contract a firm connected to Montgomery County GOP Chairman Ken Davis has with the county commissioners. Castor believes it's unethical for a political boss to be awarded taxpayer dollars after his hand-picked candidates got into office. It happens all the time, but it still doesn't make it right.

"No one can convince me that paying taxpayer dollars to the firm of the party chairman each month is not unethical," Castor said in an e-mail to supporters. "Running with Jim (Matthews) paints me with that brush. The contract is wrong, should never have been agreed to and should have been repudiated as soon as Davis became chairman (one month after the award of the contract)."

Maybe that’s why Jim Matthews made the deal that he did??? What do you think?