Good Morning everyone: it seems that the entire California Republican Party is upset with me (to put it mildly) that I have printed a story from Jane Jamison at Uncoverage.net about the covert role that the CRP affiliated personnel is allegedly playing in undermining the campaign of Chuck DeVore with dirty tricks and supporting US Senate candidate Carly Fiornia while claiming neutrality.
CRP Chairman Ron Nehring is demanding that I take down the story.
Vice-Chairman Tom Del Beccero insists it is not true and is asking friends of friends to get me to take down the story. (full disclosure: Tom is a friend of mine, and I did not mean to imply that he is in on some nefarious plot involving him personally.)
Jon Fleischman of the Flashreport.org says I am hurting the credibility of the CRP by keeping the story on my website.
Here's my response - "no, not happening."
Until then, here's my quote.
Use it liberally.
"I hope you're insisting your key affiliated colleagues at the CRP stop engaging in this underhanded campaign just as much as you're insisting we stop pointing it out."
UPDATE from Jon Fleischman at Flashreport.org
“The California Republican Party is taking no role, overt or covert, in the United States Senate Republican primary.”
And duly noted.