BREAKING: New DNC chair is…

BREAKING: New DNC chair is…
Barack Obama, Thomas Perez (Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

[Ed. – But never fear: Perez has appointed Ellison his deputy.  Note: the DNC isn’t dodging a bullet with Perez anyway.  His profile was pretty low in the Obama cabinet, but he’s a hard-left progressive.]

Tom Perez used his first motion as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday to appoint his top rival for the position, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), as deputy chair of the DNC.

“I would like to begin by making a motion, it is a motion that I have discussed with a good friend, and his name is Keith Ellison,” Perez said during his acceptance speech, announcing the appointment.

“Did I hear a second?” asked Perez, the former Labor secretary during the Obama administration.

“Second!” the DNC audience shouted.

Ellison and Perez embraced.

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