I’ve made a number of New Year’s resolutions this year – and like birthday wishes, I prefer to keep them to myself. But, I can safely reveal one of them: I’ve resolved to write more on Blue Jersey.
And just in time, really, to comment on someone else’s New Year’s resolution – that of the Democratic Governor’s Association, which sent an email this morning proclaiming:
I wanted to let you in on our resolution for the New Year: it’s to win back governors’ mansions across the country for Democrats.
No more union-bashers like Scott Walker. No more gay-bashers like Tom Corbett. No more Tea Party heroes like Rick Scott.
Here’s the good news: thanks to generous supporters like you, we were able to meet and surpass our year-end $90,000 fundraising goal, putting us in great shape to win in 2014.
Now we’re going to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
The message was followed by the obligatory ask to like the DGA’s Facebook page, and to contribute to help with this mission.
And a fine mission it is, of course. But, as one of my wisest friends said on reading this, “What a shocking New Year’s resolution for the DGA to make. Too bad they didn’t make it last New Year’s Eve.”
This 2014 resolution might have said, “no more free passes, like we gave Chris Christie last year.” Never again will the DGA stand on the sidelines of a Democratic challenger’s race against a Republican incumbent with aspirations of higher office! – or some such thing.
It might have said that. But, as The Daily Beast’s David Freedlander pointed out yesterday, that wouldn’t quite be true.
And what good is a resolution, if you don’t really plan to keep it.