Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Is Brizzi On His Way Out?
Formerly the biggest fish in the local Republican pond, Carl Brizzi has become a punchline over the past few months as his entire office has resembled a poorly-constructed raft on a mighty ocean. Like Tom Hanks' character in Castaway, Brizzi continues to hold on, but the sharks may be starting to nip at his heels.
Terry Burns over at the Indianapolis Times posted this on Brizzi yesterday. He says his radar shows a hurricane in the form of someone in the upper ranks of the local Republican Party perhaps turning on Brizzi and asking for him to resign.
The "Go Carl Go" train has gained traction on both sides of the aisle as embarrassment after embarrassment piles up for the Prosecutor. Chris Worden over at the iPOPA blog has also been all over the Brizzi mess. He chimed in on Friday with his latest post on the latest debacle. Get all the details here.
Like Burns, I doubt that Brizzi will give in to the pressure even though he probably should resign to preserve whatever dignity the office still has.
If he does resign, it could be very interesting to see who is installed to replace him, and it could test the support that Governor Mitch Daniels...I mean...Mark Massa (I always make that mistake) has within the Marion County GOP. Would there be a surprise on tap? I guess we shall see.