Talk about a thankless task. Missouri Repubilcan Party Chairman David Cole, in a statement issued this afternoon, did his bsst to put a positive spin on the announcement that Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has decided not to run for governor, has endorsed a no-name businessman with baggage of his own, has probably caused a split among Republicans,,,and, well, except for that, no problem at all.
The party's news release is printed below:
David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, released the following statement regarding Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s decision to seek reelection as Lt. Governor:
“Peter Kinder is an outstanding public servant who has always put the hopes and dreams of Missourians ahead of his own political aspirations. Throughout his career, Peter has successfully championed government reform, and as Lt. Governor, he has been a tireless advocate for senior citizens and veterans. Over the past several months, Peter has deliberated about how he can best continue to serve the state that he loves, and we respect and support his decision to seek reelection as Lt. Governor.”