This comes from a GayPatriot correspondent in the snowy state of Maine. (We are everywhere! *evil laugh* Heh.)
Anyway, I thought this was some good information that the GP reader agreed I could pass along to y’all.
A couple weekends ago Jeff Cook, the national field director for Log Cabin, was in town to discuss the launch of a Maine chapter. I was one of just four people to show up! (On the bright side, I?ve heard there are about 30 or so interested people.)
Part of our discussion focused on our concerns that LCR was too liberal, with all (four) of us agreeing that LCR should have endorsed Bush last year. Jeff told us that LCR?s support for Social Security reform has really helped mend ties with the White House, and they?ve had regular meetings. Then Jeff talked about the upcoming convention, and when he mentioned that Chris Matthews was going to be there, I pointed out that he?s a Democrat. Jeff said that Chris would only be facilitating a discussion (in his famous Hardball style), and not really giving a speech, which is why he?s in. (I know you had mentioned it on your blog, so I just wanted to pass on to you a reply right from LCR.)
The meeting left me optimistic about LCR?s current direction, and I?m seriously considering getting involved with the new Maine chapter. And if worst comes to worst, and it turns too liberal on me, at least I can resign in protest! Anyway, love the blog; I check it several times a day. Keep it up!