Say hello to the Law of Unintended Consequences:
…[I]n addition to having no gubernatorial grassroots infrastructure, the [Georgia Democratic] party itself has no infrastructure. It has gone through a series of scandals. The state party sued members of its board to find out who a leaker was. The Chairman was deposed in a nasty whisper campaign. The Executive Director, himself mired in scandal, got tossed. The Democrats are scrambling now to find a new party chairman and they’ve limited it to only white men. That, in and of itself, is now a scandal.
Party rules for the Georgia Democrats require that the Chairman and Vice Chairman be of both different race and sex. Because the Vice Chair is a black female, the Democrats have had to deny several white women the opportunity to run for party chair.
Assuming that the consequences were unintended, of course. But I’m going to be civilized about this, for once: blame it on my possibly-broken toes (really, you’d think that there would be a reliable way to tell).
PS: What the Georgia Democratic party probably wanted to do was write a rule that said Let’s not just have white guys be in the top two leadership slots. Alas, putting it that way would almost certainly have gotten them sued. Gotta love those trial lawyers, huh, guys?