This is too damned funny. Apparently Mickey Kaus was denied a speaking role at a convention for the California Democratic Party and was denied due to the fact that he is not a viable candidate. This angered him, so he fired off another letter asking how that was determined, and received this response:
Thank you for your note. All four statewide officers agreed on the question of your campaign’s viability – based in part on statements that you had made to the press on that very topic – and forwarded their recommendations to the Chairman. One of the quotes was from an article you sent to us as part of your endorsement request on March 23rd.
* “I do not expect to win, and that is the difference between Franken and me. ” (New York Times Magazine, March 14, 2010)
* “‘I’m not going to win, don’t worry about it,’ he told one guest, who was reluctant to sign. Others were assured that they could still vote for Boxer in the fall.” (LA Weekly, March 11, 2010)
The general session is already overscheduled, and the statewide officers’ decision stands. We’re sorry but we just cant accommodate your request to speak during general session. We will return your check to you via mail tomorrow.
Shorter California Democratic Party- “We don’t have time for this Mickey Mouse bullshit, and your check is in the mail.” You’d think with the Instapundit endorsement in his pocket, a brother could get some respect.