By Loudoun Insider
Mark Sell Snatches Defeat From The Jaws Of Defeat
Mark Sell Rallies Uber-Conservatives By Employing Roberts Rules Of Torture
It’s late and I’m exhausted after an utterly exhausting LCRC meeting. Major items on the agenda included the call for the upcoming Party Canvass and modifications to the LCRC Bylaws to conform with recent RPV Party Plan changes. The first part of the meeting went quite quickly and smoothly, until we got to the bylaws. Then the real “excitement” started.
Someone remarked to me that they are reading a self help book that breaks down situations into four classes. And that the ensuing drama was easily classified into the “Not important and not interesting” category. I unfortunately (please cue the screams as I poke my eyes with hot needles) agree wholeheartedly.
Mark Sell, purported real conservative “leader” running for LCRC Chairman, made a motion that the bylaws be considered one by one rather than as a whole. Mind you, Sell sat on the committee that drafted these bylaws and voted to move them forward to the full committee for a vote WITHOUT RAISING SO MUCH AS A PEEP ABOUT THEM.
Except that he really didn’t make a stink about them himself. He made the motion, then his puppet handlers lept into action. Suzanne Volpe (drafter of the RPV rejected call several years ago) made all the substantive verbalizations about supposed problems, with the vile Dimitri Kesari making endless calls for division, sometimes assisted by noted parliamentarians Bob Maistros, Joanne Chase, and John Grigsby. All while Sell, the purported “leader” of this cabal, sat in his chair like a bump on a log.
What a complete debacle for Sell. Candace Strother gave a great speech spelling out why she wanted to be Chairman and where she would take the committee while Sell came up and tried in vain to explain why he had just wasted everyone’s time by making a motion and letting others lead the charge. Many people who came to the meeting pre-disposed for Sell left shaking their heads and vowing to work for Candace Strother. I wholeheartedly agree – do we want another puppet in the Chairman’s seat or an accomplished woman who worked for Ronald Reagan and has political credentials these naysayers could only dream of? This is no longer even a contest.
*Suggested in comments by Jonathan Weintraub, of all people, who was unfortunately there on loan from the LCDC to see the LCRC in “action”.