Friday, March 31, 2006

An Apology

I took a an unwarranted cheap shot at the Democratic Primary Board regarding the JW Gibson & Johnny Hatcher problem, and I apologize.

As always, it is the responsibility of those who have appointed and oversee these folks who are responsible for not knowing about this before March 23.

Enough said.


BraveCordovaDem said...

Well Now Cracker, are you saying Katherine Bowers is responsible? She's the one who appointed them, without ratification of the Executive Committee at that time.

I remember since I was on the Committee and I wasn't comfortable with the process at all.

LeftWingCracker said...


Are you saying that the current Chair of the Party did not appoint these people and merely inherited them?

I would have thought that a new Committee means a new Primary Board along with everything else.

If not, just how long are their terms? There seems to be more that we need to know about this!

BraveCordovaDem said...

Now don't quote me as the expert BUT my understanding is that the primary board had not been paid attention to for years until Katherine appointed these folks. To her credit she did pick some new ones and charged them with being responsible for their actions. Yours truly did have some concerns about the power they could potentially yield.

To my knowledge they have no specific terms. they are appointed by the County Chair and serve at the pleasure of the chair. I am not aware of Matt changing the current ones.

Au contraire, maybe we DO need to know more about this!

David Holt said...

There has been no change under the current chair.

LeftWingCracker said...

that's the problem, it's oversight.

I'm not doing the J'ACCUSE thing here, but if someone had noticed before now, we might now be facing this problem.

BraveCordovaDem said...

I agree and plead partially guilty. It would have better for some of us old farts to question it with our experience. As I remember, when Katherine appointed them, it flew over most people's heads.

Of course the loudest of the old farts is a member of the Primary board himself and probably didn't want to stir the water.

RAM said...

Let's get the names out: Del Gill, John Freeman, and D. Harris are the Primary Board. It's puzzling to me that Mr. Harris wouldn't have checked into Gibson just for his own personal knowledge as they are running against each other. Del Gill is extraordinarily sharp, and for him to have missed this is unbelieveable. Does he have another motive, that being to bring the current Chair down? And John Freeman, political all the way. It looks suspiciously suspicious to me from Gill and Freeman. They wouldn't have waited so long if they didn't have some ulterior motive.

Stealth said...

Please enlightened us RAM on what the ulterior motive would have been for John Freeman.