Brian Mahern has yet to announce when or if he will leave the Democratic Party, but the Libertarian Party wants him to know that he just won't fit in...in advance...just in case.
In one of the most odd Facebook posts I've seen by a political party in a while, the Libertarian Party of Marion County praised Brian Mahern (or Mayhern as they spell it) for standing on principle but then followed it with a backhand slap in the face.
The Libertarian Party of Marion County respects Brian Mayhern's service to the community as a member of the City-County Council. We also share his disappointment with many of the paths that the current council and its leadership have chosen to follow.
We find it important to note, though, that our shared disappointment with the Council should not be considered an endorsement of Councilor Mayhern or his agenda. Mr. Mayhern has not contacted the Libertarian Party of Marion County's leadership nor the leadership of the Libertarian Party of Indiana regarding switching to our party.
The Libertarian Party is the Party of Principle. We are unwavering in our desire for smaller government and increased individual responsibility. We do not believe that Councilor Mayhern's history or ideals would make a suitable fit for our party, and we are not interested in discussing a potential party switch with him.
For more information on the Libertarian Party, please visit LPIN.org.
This was quickly followed up a few hours later by...
We would like to apologize for the misspelling of Councilor Mahern's name in our previous post.
We would like to blame auto-correct, but we are the Party of Principle, so we will accept accountability for our mistakes.
The fact is, we just screwed up. No harm intended.
It is an odd political world, isn't it? Makes you wonder why they would even go there.