A big issue hanging over Grussendorf among Democrats is that he was a Republican until just weeks ago. Grussendorf said he thought he was undeclared
but was mistakenly registered as a Republican
in 2006 when he asked the state for an absentee ballot to vote in the Republican primary.
In order to keep himself from being cut off from stories for a week by the Palin "communications" machine, Cockerham also wrote, "It is a little hard to read."
Not on the important element, Sean.
Juneau Democratic Party rules prohibit their recommending somebody who has not been registered as a Democrat for at least a year for any office. Grussendorf only re-registered as a Democrat once word was out that Sen. Kim Elton was slated for a job in the Obama administration.
The Juneau Democrats cannot accept or recommend this man by their rules.
For Alaska Democratic Senators to accept Palin's recommendation would create a volatile situation.
Meanwhile, one of my Juneau informants tells me that when Shannyn Moore tried to corner Mike Doogan today in Juneau, he locked himself in a rest room. I can't wait to find out the real story from Shannyn.
Update - 10:00 p.m: Two Juneau phone calls later.
#1 - Shannyn says the hallroom chase with Doogan is far more hilarious. She has it on tape. Can't wait!
#2 - (not Shannyn) Sarah's Grussendorf slice of stale bread is toast. Not even close to marketable.