STATE Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis, while talking about the difficulty of finding a candidate to replace Sen. Jay Rockefeller, had harsh words for the state Democratic Party.
"I think the old guard has let our party down," she told MetroNews TalkLine host Hoppy Kercheval. "There is absolutely no leadership and no vision."
Her comments went beyond candidate recruitment.
"I think they're tired of a select few of Democrats making decisions for our entire party. They're very tired of not being included in the decision-making process, and that only a select few of leaders in the Democratic Party are calling the shots."
Well, what is meant by "they"? Voters?
State Democratic Party chief Larry Puccio responded with a helpful elaboration:
"Truthfully, I don't think the Supreme Court justice understands how that works," Puccio said when contacted by Daily Mail Capitol Reporter Dave Boucher.
"That's dealt with out of Washington, D.C. We don't handle that."
Say again? The West Virginia Democratic Party does not choose candidates for U.S. Senate and House races?
Puccio explained that the state party stays out of the way of the national party when it comes to finding a candidate for national office.