Saturday, October 13, 2007

Barbara bolts

I was not exactly surprised when Barbara Blass called to say she'd officially left the Republican party. She's been estranged for some time. Supporting Rose Sanders in the 2005 primary was the end of the line for her with many of the committee people. Some of them were gunning for her. One of them told me a few months back that he couldn't wait to "do to Barbara" what they did to Rose. Would Barbara have gotten her committee's support for a third term in 2009? Who knows? But she says she feels "free" now that she's officially split with her party. She'll be able to concentrate on her work on the board, she says. And she's looking forward to it.

Rose made the switch too. They went to the Board of Elections together on Friday. Rose sounds like she's seriously contemplating another run for office. Will there be a Blass-Sanders ticket on the Independence line in 2009? I think that's a real possibility.

Read my news story about Barbara and Rose joining the Independence Party on the riverheadnewsreview.com Web site. Click here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who knows what the future will bring? I'm just happy that they seem to want to change things up. For too long people have been willing to accept the satus quo. In other words accept what the establishment 'gives' to them.
Maybe, if what you say is true, there will be more of a choice down the road?

ceil said...

Hi Denise ...Good for Barbara Bass
and Rose Sanders. I feel it's a their innate right and duty to switch party-lines - especially if staying "stuck" in a no win situation will never serve the common good.

After all, isn't that part of the freedoms we enjoy - the right to choose?