Thursday, April 30, 2009

Eminent Domain Testimonials

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Va.- Estimated 1,500 people attend rally to protest high taxes and even higher spending.

Jefferson Area TeaParty

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Va. Republican Chairman Frederick purged

Charlottesville, Va.—On Saturday Apr. 4, behind closed doors, the Republican Party’s State Central Committee purged Chairman Jeff Frederick in a 57 to 18 vote. Frederick was elected at last year’s May convention with 63% of the 3,000 delegates, unseating former Lt. Governor John Hager.

This year’s convention will be held in Richmond on May 30 with 10,000 delegates expected to attend.

The Republican Party of Virginia website has no mention of the change in leadership. The only change is that Frederick’s photograph is no longer displayed. It’s as if Frederick never existed and the ouster never happened. The man who spearheaded the purge, Mike Thomas will take over.

The blogs I consulted in my previous story (Includes the 10 charges, Frederick's response, petition to keep Frederick, and Committee member Rachel Schoenewald's response) have not yet updated the story. Perhaps they will. Bearing Drift and Bacon’s Rebellion.

“Va. GOP Chairman Frederick ousted” video clip, Apr. 4, 2009, NBC-29 Dateline News

“Va. GOP Regroups After Frederick Ousting” video clip, Apr. 6, 2009, NBC-29 Dateline News. Albemarle GOP Chairman Christian Schoenewald calls the ousting ethical because the charges alleged unethical conduct.

“Virginia Republican Party Chairman Ousted”, Apr. 5, 2009, Charlottesville Newsplex

Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeff Frederick was ousted Saturday after a troubled 10-month tenure capped by devastating losses in last year's elections.

The state party's governing central committee voted 57-to-18 to remove Frederick after key Virginia Republican elected officials and top party leaders called for him to resign or be fired.

The effort to sack the conservative, often combative and sometimes embarrassing state legislator from Prince William came after 58 members of the central committee signed off on a list of 10 charges against him.

The focus of the allegations was his handling of state party finances.

Mike Thomas, a leader of the movement to oust Frederick, takes over as interim party chairman, a role he has served three times since 2003.