Chickens Coming Home to Roost...
Recently a Rising Star, Under Fire to Resign
Fact: The controversy about Del. Jeff Frederick’s tenure as RPV Chairman is hurting the Party and our statewide candidates’ chances in this fall’s election. The longer this goes on, the greater the damage to our Party and thus, the greater the injury to Virginians statewide.
Allegations: Apparently those seeking Chairman Frederick’s resignation, and some of our more loquacious bloggers, allege that:
1) that there are numerous instances where Chairman Frederick has acted improperly, bordering on being unethical;
2) that Chairman Frederick has been ineffective;
3) that Chairman Frederick is somehow responsible for the losses Virginians suffered in last year’s presidential, senatorial, and congressional races;
4) that Chairman Frederick has embarrassed the RPV; and 5) finally, that Chairman Frederick’s election at last year’s convention was somehow tainted.
These allegations are considered so grave that supposedly more than ¾ of the State Central Committee have signed a letter (that remains hidden from the rank and file of our Party) pledging to vote for Frederick’s ouster in April should he refuse to resign.
Resolution: All of the allegations against Chairman Frederick should be aired in public. Now. The matter is in the press; any further attempt to maintain secrecy in this matter “for the good of the Party” is pointless. Further, the refusal of those seeking Frederick’s removal to allow the rank and file to judge the allegations for themselves raises very serious questions about the validity of the allegations. If we allow a select few to overturn a legitimate election, for their own purposes and absent proof of illegal or unethical behavior on Frederick’s part, we set a dangerous long-term precedent for both our Party and our state.
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Hat tip to Tim Boyer via John Doe
From the Washington Times:
"It is clear to me, after hearing from Republican leaders across the state, that as we move forward with our campaign, as well as the other statewide and House of Delegates races, it would be helpful for the Republican Party of Virginia to have more effective leadership in this pivotal year," Bob McDonnell
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Va. Senate GOP leaders back Frederick's ouster
"We are confident in the ability of our ticket this year to succeed, but their job would be made easier with a functional state party behind them," the letter said.
Its six signers are Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment of James City, Minority Leader pro tem Ken Stolle of Virginia Beach, Senate GOP leader emeritus Walter A. Stosch of Henrico, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Steve Newman of Lynchburg, and Senate GOP whips
Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg
and Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach.
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Update: VA GOP Congressional Leader Stabbing a Knife in the Back
Just Look at the Overwhelming Throngs of Republicans!