If you didn't happen to be at the Michigan Republican State Convention in Detroit back in May, I'm sure that you still probably heard the account of the "Showdown In Motown" where various liberty-oriented types gathered together to send a message to the MIGOP party elites. The message, that we are sick and damned tired of their crap, was sent loud and clear in the blowout victory of Dave Agema ousting Saul Anuzis as Michigan's Republican National Committeeman. Agema's choice for the vacancy nomination to the Michigan Supreme Court has been known for awhile, but the press release didn't get put out until two days ago. I thought you'd like to read it.
Quoting the press release in its entirety:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 3, 2012
Republican National Committeeman, Rep. David Agema endorses Appeals Court Judge Jane Markey for Michigan Supreme Court
Rep. David Agema, who defeated long-time Republican National Committeeman Saul Anuzis in a stunning 70% / 30% victory last May at the party's convention, has announced his choice for the top-of-the ticket state level race for open seat on the Michigan Supreme Court: Court of Appeals Judge Jane Markey, an 18 year veteran of the state's 2nd highest court.
Agema, known and respected for his integrity and ethics, is a former fighter pilot. He became the stalwart champion of Michigan's grassroots conservatives hoping to help set Michigan and our country back on track, but also resonates with core Republican principles. Markey enjoys much of the same support that catapulted Agema to victory.
In announcing his decision, Agema explained, "Jane Markey, a very experienced judge, and I, a legislator, clearly share a conservative political vision and recognize the importance of having judges who follow both Constitutional and Statutory law. Jane does just that and has for her entire 22 years on the District and Appeals court benches. That's what we all should be looking for in our judges; that's why she is so respected statewide.
The decision to endorse her was easy. From her judicial colleagues to the many people who have known and worked with her in the community, all speak of her sharp intellect, pleasant personality, and ability to get along with others -- a great choice for Justice and Michigan."