Chairman Mao. Chairman Jesus. Chairman Kirby...
Former talk host of former talk station KVI, Kirby Wilbur beat Luke Esser to become the new chair of the Washington State Republican Party Saturday afternoon.
It's rumored that Esser's peculiar relationship with pigs might have defeated him, but there's no proof of that.
Kirby, an old friend of BlatherWatch is from the wacky Christian wing who have rarely produced much of anything but laughs for their party. He was our guy... also the choice of the most conservative elements of the state GOP.
Less extreme Republicans like Attorney General Rob McKenna, the leading GOP gubernatorial candidate for governor in 2012, personally campaigned for Esser. He represents the so-called Mainstreamers, who are, we're sure, now wringing their hands like bells.
It's not the first time the lulu wing of the party has grasped power... it may not be pretty for the aforementioned pragmatists, but for the liberal observer: it's HBO!