Updates, Surveys and Quarters
January 14, 2011 18 Comments
We got an email this morning from a Republican precinct committeeman with a letter from Marion County Republican Chairman Kyle Walker. The letter announced a few things.
- Marion County Republicans will gather for slating on Saturday, February 12th
- The County Party coffers were depleted from the 2010 election but they made a big fundraising push and began 2011 with nearly $30,000 cash on hand.
- A volunteer is upgrading the website for precinct committeemen to utilize for several functions and plan to have it up and running by March 1st
- The County will go back to the township organization and will have final selections by February 1st
Walker also sent out a sixteen question member survey to “be used by the Central Committee to make informed decisions for the future of our Party.” We thought it was ironic we got a copy of this letter and survey just a day after we read a post by Paul Ogden trashing Walker. Ogden’s post said the only way to build the Republican Party up is “by strengthening the power of the grass roots”. Paul, we know you have an ax to grind with David Brooks but just because someone you do not care for is in a leadership position does not mean grassroots activists are not being empowered.
We should not expect anything else from Paul at this point though. He trashed us yesterday as an “insider Marion County GOP blog” and compared us to, among other things, the “GOP country-club establishment.” We can tell you none of us have ever been members of a country club and we would bet some “insider” Republicans hate our blog.
Paul, our blog does not have a survey so we are not worried about what you think of us. The Republican Party DOES have one but they have not asked your opinion since you are not working with their organization. Travis Tritt has a song for you.