Lots of buzz about the jockeying to appoint his placeholder.
RedState’s Erick Erickson wonders: “What will Charlie Crist do to screw Marco Rubio out of the Senate?”
More ruminations at The Hill.
He announced he was retiring last December.
I’ll repeat what I said then:
You may recall his pledge in 2006 not to work aggressively to defend conservative values as RNC chairman:
Sen. Mel Martinez, who will become the new general chairman of the Republican Party after it lost control of Congress, said on Tuesday he would not be an “attack dog” in the 2008 White House race.
…”One of the things that I made clear as I discussed this job role with the president is I was not going to be an attack dog, and I don’t intend to, and I wasn’t asked to be one,” he told reporters at the White House.
That strategy worked out well, didn’t it?