Late last week, state Democrats emailed this youtube video to local Dems, entitled "Meet Walt." It's ostensibly about something called "Demfest 2010," but its real purpose is obviously to promote Walt Garvin (pictured on the left) as Norco's next Dem chair.
Garvin's opponent, Michael Laws, is running precisely against this kind of insider politics, where a certain chosen few run things and everyone else is silenced. Last year, the county party elite actually endorsed Ann McHale for county exec against incumbent Democrat John Stoffa.
Stoffa's sin? Bipartisanship. A willingness to work with everyone. A desire to do the right thing, as opposed to what is best for one party.
Garvin was part of the LongDem machine working against Stoffa, and this video demonstrates that neither he nor his supporters understand that we are tired of being told what's best for us. We prefer to make our own mistakes.
There oughta' be a Laws.