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Drudge Wannabe Wrong Again?

November 20th, 2007 by mopns · 5 Comments


Gov. Blunt’s Chief of Staff Ed Martin will resign his position in January to “spend more time with his family.” Vandiver Group senior team member and “blogger” John Combest was singing Martin’s praises last year while taking pot shots at current and former Blunt staffers. Haven’t we seen this before?

Johncombestblog.com: (August 15th, 2006)

When Ed Martin was named the new chief of staff to Gov. Matt Blunt, Springfield News-Leader editorial page editor and fellow blogger Tony Messenger asked: Did Blunt choose wisely?

The answer is yes…

Close your eyes and picture your least favorite Blunt campaign staffer or consultant (yes, you can count the ones who have left.) Now name three adjectives to describe that person.

Personally, if I were mad at the governor and determined to make a point about this or that — like many Republicans seem to be these days — I wouldn’t want Ed Martin calling me.

Ed wouldn’t offer me a fee license office, which would let me say, “No, I don’t want the hassle.”

Ed wouldn’t offer me an appointment, which would allow me to say, “No, I don’t have the desire.”

Ed certainly wouldn’t offer me the chance to be part of a foolproof business venture, which would give me the chance to say, “No, I don’t want to be indicted.”

Instead, Ed would probably forgo the money-and-power angle and appeal to things like my values and my beliefs.

Got ‘em? Good.

Whichever three adjectives you picked, Ed Martin is the opposite.

Where others are arrogant, Martin is genuinely humble. Where others seem to try a little too hard to portray a regal image, Martin is who he is. Where others seem to take great pride in being tricky little Dicks (2), Martin is nothing if not forthright.

Related:

Combest: Sen. Jeff Smith’s movie will “attain cult stautus among the political crowd”

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tom // Nov 20, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Surely you not considering Tony as the Drudge wannabe???

  • 2 Eric // Nov 22, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Combest….what a joke!

  • 3 Jackson // Nov 23, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    Scooter and company are the jokes. They think they really matter and for some reason have any knowledge about what they attempt to comment on.

    At least Combest doesn’t rearrange the truth like Scooter and company. That’s an inevitability when you are a nobody trying to be a somebody.

  • 4 Red Leader // Nov 23, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    Jackson, why is it that every time mopns lampoons that idiot combest, you want to put the onus on “scooter and company” instead of addressing the FACTS that combest consistently bad mouths republicans, in addition to, singing the praises of mo democratic party websites and a guy who had been a disaster for the governor?

    are you one of those wet behind the ears yr’s who hasn’t realize YET that the party hierarchy can’t stand him! paul ground’s (former stl county republican chair) previous comments about combest on an earlier post about sums it up for me too. seems to me “political expert” john combest failed to learn one simple political maxim: “Never make a needless enemy.” – The 48 Laws of Power

  • 5 OK... // Nov 26, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    So if Combest is getting blasted her for bashing other Republicans (such as Nathan Cooper , who by the way is GOING TO JAIL) then why is this site get off the hook for constantly running unflattering articles about Mike Gibbons, Rod Jetton and Kit Bond? You can’t have it both ways!

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