New York State Republican Party
Yossi Gestetner, a Hasidic operative who worked for the New York State G.O.P. as a liaison to Orthodox voters, resigned from his position today, writing on Twitter that his job had become a "distraction" to the party.
The role of a vice presidential candidate during a campaign is to go on the offensive so that the person at the top of the ticket doesn't have to. Here's Governor Bobby Jindal, unofficially trying out for that role last night in Manhattan, comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter. Twice.
Newt Gingrich thinks more people in Darfur should have guns.
Speaking last night at the New York State Republican Party's annual dinner in Manhattan, Gingrich said that in "a place like Darfur, if the helpless were able to protect themselves, there'd be fewer murders, fewer robbers, fewer rapists."
At the annual New York State G.O.P. dinner last night, which fortuitously fell the day after Republicans' biggest election win here in recent memory, local partisans took turns congratulating themselves on Bob Turner's victory, and on what they said was the party's bright future in New York.