Today I received an email from King County Chair Lori Sotelo about our report here: HOW DID WE DO? on what she calls “your blog,” The Reagan Wing (“Sound Politics” is “Stefan Sharkansky’s blog”). Here it is, with my reply, following:
—– Original Message —–
From: Lori Sotelo
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:04 AM
Subject: Correct the Record
Today I received a notice that my name was mentioned on your blog. I am glad to know this because it gives me an opportunity to correct the record.
Tuesday at the KCD Election in the Bellevue Library, I saw many Republican friends and PCOs while I waited in line to vote and on my way out after voting. I was especially pleased to be greeted by one of our PCOs working the polling location as I signed in to receive my ballot.
Please correct the speculation about my voting status on your blog. I did vote. And was proud to do so.
Lori Sotelo, Chairman
King County Republican Party
I will be happy to publish, on TheReaganWing.com, your claim about your visit to the Bellevue Library On March 16, 2010 as a clarification of your position on your voting status. As you know, I am not a witness to the events and, hence, can neither “correct” nor confirm a report by a purported eyewitness.
Perhaps you can now return the favor by clarifying some of (or even one of) your own past acts or statements:
1. During the course of the King County Republican Organization Meeting that purported to re-elect you to your current position as King County Chair, you refused to seat legally elected Precinct Committee Officers (despite it being required by law), even going so far as to remove a member of your own Credentials Committee to prevent their seating. During the Rules Discussion you disallowed a motion on the subject of who should be seated (in clear violation, both of Roberts Rules of Order AND of State law), thus preventing the Republican Party from making its own decision on the subject and you did this based on a purported “Party Rule.”
To what “Party Rule” were you referring?
2. At the beginning of the second 2006 Republican Platform Committee meeting, which you chaired and dominated, I moved to amend the the minutes of the first meeting. It was my contention that the minutes mis-stated the wording of your “gag order” in the first meeting, that, in addition to banning even Republican PCO attendance, banned telling anyone what was being discussed in the Platform Committee. Instead of putting my motion to discussion and a vote, you repeatedly ruled my motion “out of order,” as “non-pertinent” to the motion to adopt the minutes. You then ruled my appeal of your astonishing ruling as “non-debatable.” (more complete report here: http://thereaganwing.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/part-vi-the-king-of-character-assassination/)
3. Upon what authority did you disallow debate?
I eagerly await those clarifications, because when you’re done with those I have a few (dozen) more.