I got the same mass e-mail Ben Smith did, in which a fellow Michigan Republican colorfully bashes Michigan GOP chair Saul Anuzis, one of the candidates for the hotly-contested RNC chair post:
If you believe the future of the GOP is in
building a grassroots organization and utilizing volunteers, then Saul Anuzis
will not be your choice for the RNC Chair. ... At one of the quarterly meetings of the state committee, Saul saw a
group of my volunteers having dinner at a local restaurant. He gathered
up empty beer bottles at a nearby table, brought them to the table
where my volunteers were sitting, placed them on the table and told the
volunteers that perhaps they should collect the deposit money to help
raise money for the campaign.
Ouch. For a good primer on the race for RNC chair -- which'll give us some clues to who's inheriting the broken GOP -- check out the Fix.