Greens vs. Allen
Not exactly news, since this squabble seems to have been going on for some time, but looks like the conflict between some prominent Greens and Greg Allen has reached the boiling point. I don't know enough about the inner party politics of the Greens to comment on the fight itself.
This isn't meant as a slam on the Greens either, since we've seen similar conflicts within the local Republicans. The Libertarian Party, on the state level, has its fair share of inner party squabbles, as well.
I just wonder why Greg Allen doesn't follow the lead of Charles Douglas and go his own way? Is it a showing of blind loyalty to the Greens, or what? From the way Greg sees it, the things he's been doing, he's pretty much been doing on his own anyway. What's the point in fighting with the Green Party then?
Lori Metheny had the sense to get out of the way when she faced a rebellion by local Republicans, albeit after some hesitation. Charles Douglas pretty much parted ways with the Greens, obviously the result of some personal or political differences with the party. What's keeping Greg Allen?
I spoke with Greg on the phone a couple weeks ago, trying to get him on board with our No On Measure T Committee. One of the things that irked the Greens was Greg's opposition to Measure T.
He also suggested, instead of banning contributions from certain groups, simply placing a limit on the size of donations, as No On T Chair, Cris Crawford suggests. Seemed to me he should be a natural ally with the No On T effort.
He said he'd check out our web page. I haven't heard from him since. I suspect he didn't want to excacerbate his conflict with the Greens by publicly aligning himself with something most in his party opposed. A shame, seems to me, since it looks like they're intent on dumping him, anyway.