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Mass. College Republicans brouhaha

Over the past couple of days a mini-tempest has whipped up. The gist of it is: a few leaders of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans (MACR) -- but not the group itself -- endorsed John McCain for President, in an obvious attempt to embarrass Mitt Romney.

This appears to be the doing mainly of MACR chairman Michael Miltenberger, a Harvard junior. Miltenberger, incidentally, is one of the college students who were paid by anti-gay-marriage zealots to canvas for a Republican state rep candidate in Kingston/Plymouth last month, as I reported here.

On Monday, the conservative and anonymous TruthCaucus blog (which is not affiliated with the College Republican National Committee and accordingly had to change its name from CRNCTruthCaucus, and which also happens to insult Mitt Romney pretty regularly) had the scoop that MACR leaders were about to endorse McCain. Soon after, it happened. The next morning, Hotline, the daily political report read religiously inside the beltway, reported the endorsement, and it quickly made the rounds. Later Tuesday, an anonymous MACR board member (and there aren't that many) sent out an email blasting Miltenberger as an ambitious self-serving twerp, and calling for his resignation. The Hotline's blog today has the email.

 

 

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