It looks like there's some hurt feelings about the mighty (hahahahaha) state Democratic establishment these days. As John Micek reports at the Morning Call, there are rumblings coming out of the party's HQ that chairman (and wildly vocal Specter supporter) TJ Rooney may not step aside as planned this month, making way for Dan Onorato's guy Jim Burn. Who wants Rooney to stay? Why, it's Philly congressman Bob Brady, a supporter of Onorato critic/school choice finance champion Tony Williams.
UPDATE: Brady tells the M-C he actually supports Burn.
Burn said Tuesday that Rooney -- who did not return calls seeking comment for this story -- told him in February that he planned to step down during the June 19 meeting. Rooney's been chairman 71/2 years.
''He told me that he was not looking to stay on any longer, so I started building support,'' Burn said.
But in a brief interview Tuesday, Rooney's chief lieutenant, state party Executive Director Mary Isenhour, hinted that Rooney's reported departure may not be a settled matter.
Several prominent Democrats, including Rendell and U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Committee, prefer that Rooney stay on through November.
''There are some people who think it doesn't make sense to have a change in leadership prior to the November election,'' Isenhour said.
Photo: Williams & Brady. KYW Radio.