On Saturday at their State Central Committee meeting, Democrats elected a new Chairman in Rick Palacio, staffer for House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Leaving the position after three terms is Pat Waak, who was fawned over by all the Democrat big wigs at the annual Jefferson Jackson fundraising dinner after the election.
Coming back from DC, with his tail between his legs, Palacio helped preside over one of the largest losses in Congressional history. As Deputy Director for Member Services for Nancy Pelosi's top Deputy he sure didn't do a very good job retaining those Members.
Last November Democrats lost 63 seats, the largest midterm election shellacking since 1938. It's also one of the shortest times in history for a party to control the House of Representatives. The Democrats, under Palacio's boss, only held onto control of the House for four years. Previously Republicans held it for 12 years and Democrats for 40 years before that.
If this is how Palacio manages politicians then we wish him equally good luck here in Colorado. With a simmering civil war between Democrats in the legislature and Gov. Hickenlooper, he'll have his work cut out for him.