So, Mel Martinez for chairman of the Republican National Committee. The timing, to be sure, couldn’t be better. Chairman Mel obviously needs another challenge, and fortunately he has time to spare.
It’s the sort of national responsibility you undertake after a classy senatorial win over Betty Castor; two seamless years learning the Senate ropes; an open-minded, humane approach to the Cuban embargo and travel policies; and more than ample time mastering the details of your constituents’ myriad needs.
Mel Martinez, George Bush’s Hispanic lawn jockey, now makes it official and will work even harder for the party — whatever the cost back home.