The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that State Senator Kevin Coughlin is challenging Summit County GOP Chair Alex Arshinkoff. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link in this entry's title.
Like all family feuds, this one promises to be bitter. One of Arshinkoff's allies, Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart, refers to Coughlin as being "nuttier than a fruitcake." Coughlin says that Arshinkoff is "too paranoid, too vindictive" and is vengeful and, apparently for those reasons, should be replaced as county chair.
Of course Coughlin didn't mind Arshinkoff's personality traits when he was helping Kevin become a State Senator. It is hard to imagine any Republican office-holder objecting to a person being vindictive and paranoid since Bubble-Boy Bush and his brain, King Karl Rove, built their entire political operations out of fear, mistrust, and vindictiveness.
The only difference is that Coughlin is term-limited in 2010 and doesn't know what he is going to do next. He apparently wanted to run for State Auditor in 2006 but Arshinkoff backed Taylor instead of him. So now he plans to get even by replacing Arshinkoff on the grounds that Alex is too vindictive? Only to a self-righteous Republican like Coughlin would that make any sense. Republicans just don't have a sense of irony.