BREAKING! Dallas County Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Neerman is stepping down in the midst of a sex scandal involving Tony Romo’s fiancÃ©e, Candice Crawford.
Okay, kidding. Neerman is stepping down in an attempt to regain some sense of normalcy in his personal life and to give local Republicans plenty of time to elect his replacement. He’ll officially resign May 2. Debbie Georgatos will serve as the interim chairman and call the election, which will take place in the spring. That’s a really boring reason to step down, though, so I told Neerman I would come up with something more interesting. I asked him what he planned to do with all his new free time, besides, you know, actually spending time with his family. Neerman said, “I’m looking forward to practicing law and actually billing some hours.”
Those of us in the media who had occasion to bug Neerman in a professional capacity will miss the guy. He’s funny, he’s forthcoming, and he’s ex-CIA, so I have to say that nice stuff. I wish him and Candice many years of happiness together.