GOP Hijinks in Washington...No, the OTHER Washington
But it gets more interesting. This weekend should have been a significant blowout/comeback for Huckabee, because he swept in two out of three of the caucus states...but the third was Washington, and the GOP leadership there, when Huckabee and McCain were within less than 2% of each other, stopped announcing votes with only 87% of them counted, and then overnight unilaterally declared McCain the winner.
Luke Esser, who's in charge of the whole thing, explained his reasoning in a transparently half-assed rationale...then stopped taking any phone calls. Huckabee has gotten his lawyers involved. The whole thing promises to be quite entertaining...if it gets any traction in the mainstream news. I just listened to NPR and they said barely a peep about it, and there's nothing on my usual sources of mainstream online news. In the meantime, as these links above show, Talking Points Memo is all over it. This is just the sort of slightly-under-radar reporting that they follow up on really well. Watch it. If I were a Republican, I'd be really really pissed.
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