Sharks After Brewer
When your team gets wiped out in the playoffs, you fire the coach.
Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer fits that description based on
what voters did to his party on November 2. So is there a movement
afoot to remove him?
"I'm aware of that," confesses a well known Detroit Democrat who
spoke only on the condition that the name be changed to protect the
innocent, as Joe Friday use to say.
"Ivan" says "twenty years is a long time to stay in one job (and)
maybe Mr. Brewer stayed on the bus a little too long."
A series of e-mails reveals the effort is indeed real as various
factions are chatting about what to do next.
And one recognizable name has already surfaced namely the woman
who ran for Secretary of State and lost by six points. Jocelyn Benson
did better than any other Democrat on the statewide ballot.
She has said nothing about this, but it's known that she does not
want to be party to a "dump Mark" movement, but has concluded if there
is a vacancy, she would be interested.
Put another way, she will not be in on the plot, but if it works,
she will be at the front of the line to benefit from same.
The governor's office is reportedly aware of the grumbling over
Mr. Brewer's performance although nobody really believes he nor anyone
else could have prevented the trouncing the D's took at the polls. They
lost virtually every statewide office to the GOP.
Weeks ago Mr. Brewer, who enjoys the support of the UAW,
poo-pooed any speculation that somebody might come after him.
Perhaps he should take another look.