When GOP Chairman Tom John thinks you are too unethical to continue serving in office, things must be really bad.
Massa is smart to try to get ahead of this story. He will face the "guilt by association" campaign strategy where his opponent seeks to tie him to Brizzi. Democratic Marion County Chairman Ed Treacy has already started to exploit that angle in a vitriolic press release discussed on the Star's Jon Murray's blog, Justice Watch.
Isn't it ironic that it wasn't the Democratic candidates for prosecutor who asked for Brizzi's resignations, but rather the Republican candidate? Marion County Democratic prosecutorial candidates Terry Curry and Greg Bowes both had chances to call for Brizzi to resign and didn't do it.
Things have certainly gotten interesting. I wonder when someone in the Republican leadership will go to Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana and admit he was right about Brizzi all along. Welsh was the first well-known Republican to call for Brizzi's resignation and has been complaining about Brizzi for years. Welsh has taken a lot of abuse from heads-in-the-sand Republicans for writing about corruption within the local Republican Party and the need to clean house. Turns out he was right.