Saturday, March 9, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing [Vacant Seat]

Town Of Alexandria:

There is a certain pattern to meetings. There are a few "regulars" that attend meetings and then there are the ones that seem to come out of "left field".  I always look at the agenda as people take a seat.  Wondering.... what agenda item are they here for?  Sometimes it is obvious, but tonight was different!

A Curious grouping of people gathered at the 3.4.13 Town of Alexandria Board Meeting.  There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for their attendance..... so I shrugged it off and chalked it up to "just interested citizens". However,  this grouping became very apparent towards the end of the meeting, when Town Supervisor Hunneyman read a correspondence from the Town Republican  Chairman, J. Parker.  The letter stated that the Republican Committee met on 3.2.13 for the purpose of reaffirming their nomination of Fairman Sutton  be appointed to fill the vacant council seat.

Bingo.... now it makes sense! Kind of...... That curious grouping of people at tonight's  meeting are members of the local Republican committee.  After the letter was read, a roll call of sorts was taken.... each one of the members stated that they were not at the 3.2.13 meeting, nor did they know anything about it.  The members seemed bewildered..... and one quipped that maybe the chairman met by himself...

Not Newsworthy, so this part of the town meeting never made it into the local paper. Sections of a meeting that stop at the editors  chopping block always interest me.  Although, I must admit that none of this makes any sense to me.  The committee members claim no knowledge of the Saturday meeting of local Republicans, yet they were present two days later at the town board meeting.  ODD!  Odder still.... I asked Mr Hunneyman how that letter was delivered to him..... his reply..... "Sampie gave it to me".  Another unrelated oddity..... Ron Thomson video taped the whole meeting.... as he was setting up his camcorder, he said something to the effect.... just in case you [me] miss something.  I guess he and I are now a media team..... One more twist.... another version of this story..... the Town Republican meeting did take place but it was conducted over the phone.  Perplexing to say the least....

Audio clip from that portion of the meeting:

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