Posted by: James Atticus Bowden | March 15, 2009

Follow the Whispering Campaign Against Jeff Frederick

A District Chairman sent an email out today on why he signed the letter to have Jeff Frederick removed from his convention-won Chairmanship, Republican Party of Virginia.  He said I could use his words for the “good of the party”.   Since that definition is situational, idiosyncratic and subjective, I’ll keep his name out.   His key point was that he voted against Jeff, but offered his hand when Jeff won.  And through November, when he contacted Jeff Frederick, Jeff responded quickly and in detail.  Now, he is against Jeff, but hadn’t been from the start.

But, here is the really key info in the email.

In late November, just before the Republican Advance, I was asked to support his removal.  I declined and advised against it.”  Ah, follow the whispering campaign.  Who started to ask to remove Jeff?  When, really, did they decide to do so?  Why?

Since that time, more things have been brought to my attention.  Only after separate meetings at the end of February, with three members of the Executive Committee and detailed questions and answers, did I sign on to ask the Chairman to step down or to be removed.”   For the good of the party, these three members should stand up and step forward.  What were the detailed questions and answers?  Why aren’t they made public?  Or, why weren’t they shared with Chairman Jeff Frederick back in November  or February or anytime so he could react, in good faith and get a chance to fix things?  So much for really looking to give Jeff a fair shake.   And, the questions beget more questions.

How long did it take to shop around to get the signatures?

Who drafted the accusations?  Who edited them?  Who approved them?

When were they shopped to the elected Republicans?  

What is the full, who-shot-john lay down of the timeline for the cabal on the State Central Committee?

From Wikipedia:  “A cabal is a number of people united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in a church, state, or other community, often by intrigue.

The cabal contrived a crisis.  They shopped around one remedy only – removal.  They worked a campaign with elected Republicans to build the perception of momentum.  It seems they leaked  their own double-secret SCC letter to the MSM.

A crisis is like a hurricane, or the housing bubble bursts.  Or a politician is rude to a young opposition staffer and it is blown into a phoney act of racism – and sort of an ironic reverse public lynching.  Or some party staffers illegally eavesdrop – and are indicted by the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

If there were a real crisis – I would have been allowed to see the charges as a member of SCC.  Instead, I was told I couldn’t have a copy unless I agreed to sign in advance.  I would have been told who will replace Jeff.  Instead, I was told a male and female “are being looked at.” 

For the good of the Republican Party of Virginia, it’s time for the cabal to come out of the closet and give a full account of who, what, when, where, why – and how they put together this list of accusations – “charges” to them with one and only one remedy in mind.  Furthermore, they need to come clean with more than SCC.  They need to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth with the city and county chairman – and the rank and file.  Those thousands who paid their way to a convention last year to elect Jeff Frederick.  Tell those thousands who elected the cabal as kingmakers.  I just don’t recall that election.

For the good of the party, let’s hear the whole story on the whispering campaign.  Before the SCC meeting on April 4th.  Include the new “charges” you might bring out to surprise Jeff at the meeting.



  1. Again, I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment and your solution.

  2. You are right on this Jim.
    Incredible that they think they can do this behind the scenes and not have it hurt the party. The rank and file are not amused.

  3. The charges are being held back to prevent Frederick from being embarrassed. It’s out of deference to him in hopes that he will just resign and go out with a little class.

    Everything will come out – and you might change your mind about it when it does.

  4. Victor: One problem = the Party Plan. The Party Plan says to give the chairman the charges and allow 30 days to prepare to defend himself in a hearing. It doesn’t say give the Chairman charges to answer and then surprise him with the real ‘gotcha’ charges at the meeting.

    The Party Plan sets a process based on fairness. The SCC should follow the Party Plan and not make it up as the cabal goes along.

  5. […] 7. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: