You may remember a few months back when Bill Armistead, the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, publicly urged everyone to read Dreams From My Real Father, the book that claims Obama is a communist because his “real” father, Frank Marshall Davis, was one. That missive from crazy town isn’t preventing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus from attending a dinner for Armistead to help him keep his job as head of the state party:
It’s a little unusual, but the Alabama Republican Party has finally found not one, but two headliners for its annual Chairman’s Dinner on Feb. 1 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Birmingham.
The two are Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Priebus is described as the dinner’s special guest and Johnson as the keynote speaker…Some saw Tuesday’s late announcement by Armistead that Priebus had accepted the invitation to attend the dinner as a sign that maybe Armistead had convinced the GOP national party chairman to support him.
Late last week Armistead announced that he was supporting Priebus for a second term as Republican Party Chairman. So far Priebus is unopposed for a second term but rumors have persisted for months that a challenger might step up.
A nice little quid pro quo, only one side in the exchange is a complete nutter. That doesn’t seem to bother Priebus in the least.