The MNGOP pontiff believes that he can:
Top state Republicans sent St. Cloud State College Republicans a message: Allow firebrand preacher Bradlee Dean to speak and you may not get Republican jobs in the future. "Sometimes young people need to have better judgment in who they invite to things under the Republican banner," said Minnesota Republican Party chair Pat Shortridge. "If you are going to do dumb things, and not take the advice of the state college Republicans and the state chairman of the Republican party, it might have some consequences."The quote is from the Strib in an article you can read here. But Dump Bachmann is the source of the excommunication metaphor. And it's apt, too. Cross me, and be cut off from the host.
In truth, Pat Shortridge forgets himself. In six months -- nay, a month -- no one will remember or give a tiny rat's ass what Shortridge thinks about this (let's assume he's still the party chair by then). One the other hand, the chance to hear Bradlee loosed before a friendly crowd? Priceless.