Will We Ever Be Rid of Doofus?
Admit it, you knew who I was talking about right away, didn’t you? In the last week or so we had the boneheaded Twitter fiasco, with Frederick tipping off the Dems about impending Senate re-alignment, then the plaigarizing butchering of the Darwin attack “speech” on the floor of the House of Delegates, nicely preserved as an ambarrassing YouTube video (link here). There are over 17,000 views of that video – what a reputation buiulder for RPV! Then we had the generally conservative Richmond Times Dispatch editorial page bashing Frederick and other House Republicans for voting against bi-partisan redistricting (link here). This doofus has been a dark comedy of errors since taking over as RPV Chairman.
National and State Republican leaders need to put this experiment in immature, irresponsible RPV “leadership” to rest once and for all. We cannot afford any more of this, epsecially with a crucial statewide election fast approaching. Time is too short and the stakes are too high to continue with this fiasco.
The big question then becomes, who next? Who is available and willing to take on this challenge to rebuild respect in the office and organization? I’ve heard George Allen mentioned, and while he would normally be a great choice, I still wonder if “maccaca” is too fresh in the public’s mind. I think that incident was overblown, but it found traction. Perhaps another apology up front would calm some of the nerves out there, and Allen absolutely would have the connections to pull this off and re-energize the Republican base. Who else is out there on the RPV bench that could step in and hit the ground running? At this point almost any unit leader would be better than Jeff Frederick. State Central Committee members, please do what’s best for this party. Before it’s too late.