Monday, July 05, 2010

...and a little follow-up

From the article about the split in the Spokane County GOP:
County Commissioner Todd Mielke said the club formed because of concerns that the county party wasn’t inclusive enough, and thinks the new party platform is too long, too specific and too far away from broad philosophy.

That platform, with more than 100 statements, calls for abolishing no-fault divorce, withdrawing the United States from the United Nations, privatizing Social Security, eliminating the U.S. Department of Education, repealing the Endangered Species Act, increasing drilling for oil on land and offshore, and declaring English as the official language.

Zapotocky, who disputes suggestions the party isn’t inclusive, said the platform isn’t a litmus test: “I don’t expect people to agree to every word of it. It’s a way to define terms.”
Nice enough, Mr. Z, but it's hard to reconcile what you're saying about the party platform here with this commentary that made a big splash on the Spokane GOP website earlier this year.

I think that line about "My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" fits here.

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