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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

On dumping Dobbins

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 6:14 AM

John  Brummett writes that it was just a matter of CYA when the Democratic Party moved to remove Dwayne Dobbins, the teen molester, from the ballot as a Democratic candidate for legislature.

Sure was. They didn't want to hand Repubs a talking point.

Elsewhere on Stephens Media, the reporting is on legal questions about the Democratic Party's move in light of the Republican Party's unsuccessful effort to bar Dan Ivy some years back. There are differences, particularly the passage of a general rule on qualifications that applies to Dobbins. The GOP just booted Ivy for his general unsuitability.

No matter. Dobbins can sue to overturn the Democratic Party's action, but the House remains the sole arbiter of its membership and it's set to boot Dobbins, too. He should hang it up. So far, he's indicated no willingness to do so.

 

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