Darr’s two minds, and the one he’ll follow

My best reading is that Mark Darr is currently of two minds and goes back and forth between these minds with great speed and dexterity and frustration.

One mind: Yes, I made errors and I was wrong. But, darnit, it’s not serious thievery and I could be given a hall pass to make amends except for this raw political partisanship that is at work against me. The best thing I can do is be strong and take a stand against this criminalization of politics. To resign would be to concede to that criminalization of politics, even encourage those in my party who tell me they resent what’s being done to me and will counterattack some Democrat for retribution.

The other mind: My resignation is the practical thing. It would save the state the nonsense of distracting impeachment. It would relieve those of my party of whatever burden my predicament places on them. What I should do is put my own interests aside and gracefully bow out. I should do so with a statement declaring my innocence of truly impeachable offense, but couching my action as a personal sacrifice for the sake of our state, and pleading with those of both sides to cease and desist this kind of politics of personal destruction.

I think he bounced from one mind to the other yesterday.

I believe he will bear the inconvenience of regretting following either mind, of taking either action, but will choose, at some point soon, to offer himself in sacrifice and resign while making that plea for a less toxic political climate.

It’s the better of bad options, and I think he knows that.

As soon as he takes it, he’s going to be mad at himself. But that’s the nature of his dilemma. A little time away with family might be good.



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  1. I wonder what would happen if an ordinary citizen was in court accused of financial behaviors comparable to those Darr has admitted to. Pleading ignorance of the law isn’t supposed to be an acceptable excuse to avoid accountability. I guess the exception might be lack of mental capacity – and that might be the problem with our arrogant Lt. Gov.

    Louise Miller

    10 Jan 14 at 4:19 pm

  2. He took the second option, but only to a degree. I guess you should have listed a third choice, one in which he bowed out yet passed the buck on the responsibility…no, actually blamed someone else for the whole thing. Not only that, but he also puts himself in the position of being the forgiver rather than the forgive.

    I’d like to thing that this is just a ploy to allow himself a way back into the political game a little later on, but I don’t think so. I think he really believes the crap he’s spewing, that he really is in the position of victim and forgiver. He should go back to pizza, I bet he was much better at that.


    10 Jan 14 at 9:36 pm

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