Posted: 10/15/12 16:16, Edited: 10/15/12 17:28
by Dave Mindeman
It is always interesting how political people that have strayed from the family value path tell us that their only concern is to protect their family, and then they go on television and drag them right back into it.
Which brings me to Michael Brodkorb.
The only realistic reason for Brodkorb to use a major interview to explain his "sins" is for one purely selfish reason....to begin the rehabilitation process for being a major political player once more.
It is not about his family. It is not about remorse. It is about what it always is...Michael Brodkorb.
If his family was his major concern, then he would go quietly into that good night and disappear.,,,keeping his family out of the public eye and beyond more politics in the future.
If it was about remorse, then why shed a few tears while you attack you're new found political enemies. And try to excuse yourself from a full mea culpa.
Brodkorb insinuated that the plan of the "rogue" Senators was to force out Amy Koch....although I think the evidence might lead more to Koch being collateral damage in an effort to get rid of Brodkorb himself.
Brodkorb has always believed in power politics....keep your allies in your camp with fear and a no holds barred approach to dealing with your enemies. Power politics makes for powerful enemies and Brodkorb reaped what he sowed.
It was hard to take the tears seriously...very hard. I don't doubt that his family has suffered terribly, but Brodkorb's insistence on staying in the arena is a guarantee for that to continue.
Brodkorb is a talented political operative. He lives for the power and being a player. He sought out this interview because he wants back in. He won't mind seeing a lot of Republican Senators on the way out.....because that would mean Brodkorb would be on the way back in.