Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Will We See a Liberal-Leaning Republican Convention this Summer?

My fears that we would soon start seeing some typical "maverick maneuvering" from the G.O.P. nominee are being realized. Take a look at this item that Bob Novak reports, a bad omen for the summer's Republican convention.

John McCain's team that is taking over the Republican Party has decided on Bobbie Greene Kilberg, a liberal Republican from Virginia long detested by conservatives, to run the party's national convention in St. Paul, Minn., in August.

Kilberg, as an aide to President George H.W. Bush in 1990, promoted White House overtures to gay activists. She won an internal power struggle over gay politics with fellow Bush assistant R. Douglas Wead, who was fired as White House liaison to religious conservatives.

When Kilberg appeared on television by McCain's side the night of Feb. 12 after he won the Virginia primary, her presence was resented by conservatives as a sign of contempt for them.