Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

RPV Shakeup?

Too Conservative is reporting that a emergency meeting has been called of the RPV Executive Committee in Richmond Saturday to discuss some things. He is speculating that there could be a leadership shakeup in the party at that meeting. I have heard nothing to prove or deny this.
At any rate, what does everyone think? Do we need a new chairman? If so, who?

UPDATE: Poli Amateur says there is no leadership change coming. The meeting is apparently about the strategy of dealing with the moderate Senators. Best of luck to them on that task.
I will be sure to let everyone know whenever I find out what is determined at the meeting.


  • At 2/01/2006 10:36 PM, Blogger too conservative said…

    Do you think a new chair is needed?

  • At 2/01/2006 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At our party's low point, we can not risk losing Kate, and her D cup breasts right now.

  • At 2/01/2006 11:26 PM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said…

    What Poli says sounds credible. But this raises an additional question as to why the RPV would be attempting to direct State Central into declaring a position on the Senate Plan, particularly at this juncture. It seems gratuitously divisive, given that many of those Senators are Republicans too. More importantly, the whole landscape of transportation initiatives before the GA will change fairly quickly as bits and pieces of everyone's plan catch fire or burn out. If those who say this is about the Senate Plan are correct, then RPV really does need new leadership. This is either a clumsy effort to appear to be meaningful or political imbecility. Neither reflects well on the RPV

  • At 2/01/2006 11:38 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Not knowing how RPV works, I am guessing this is something big since it was a quickly called meeting.
    Also, there is a possibility that something was being cooked up that had enough votes, but now doesnt with our loss of the 33rd. Beyond that I have no idea what their purpose could be.
    TC, I dont know. I think someone's head needs to roll over the losses, but can we really blame Kate?
    Kilgore and his campaign were the chosen ones before she got there, most of the House losses in the general were incumbents. As for the special elections, most people think we would have lost no matter what. Many people have tied our losses to the tax raisers and a host of other reasons, all which Kate had no control over.
    I have a problem calling for someone's head when I cant defend why it should be brought to me on a silver platter.
    Does that make sense?

  • At 2/02/2006 8:23 AM, Blogger republitarian said…

    How do we know they are "D" cup breasts?

  • At 2/02/2006 10:01 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Perhaps anon knows Kate better any of the rest of us.
    Either way I would ask those type of posts be refrained from whenever possible.

  • At 2/02/2006 12:23 PM, Blogger valley iconoclast said…

    Most losses were right-wing conservative Republicans. The simplest explanation is that the districts were the losses occurred and the state as a whole is not as conservative as many in the RPV. Attacking your own moderates is a recipe for defeat.

    Kate Griffin has taken sides in the moderate vs. conservative debate. That is the opposite of what a party chairperson should do. The more the RPV attacks its own moderates the more ammo you give the Dems to paint the party as out of touch with the average voter.

  • At 2/02/2006 5:05 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I think our leadership should stay out of those primary battles.
    I would add the RPV endorsement of Kilgore when George Fitch was running wasnt real nice either.

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