… Jeff Miller could be heard roaming the halls of the Republican Party convention telling anyone who would listen that he was not trying to sabotage the California Republican Party.
From what I was told, few if any, were listening to his pleas.
Charles Munger, Luis Buhler and Jeff Miller were the talk of the CRP Convention and apparently, Buhler/Munger caused the cops to be called twice to the convention.
You, know – control.
The halls of the convention were filled with people who had been targeted by Charles Munger. Charles Munger apparently is a meglomaniac – because if I was trying to take something over, I wouldn’t be attacking 2/3 of the delegates.
As of Sat Afternoon when I left – there were only 370 paid physically present delegates in Burbank.
Dave Gilliard and Phil Paule also had a really bad time, too.
Since this hotel was basically the same place where the 24-man cabal rendered CRP endorsements in March – Phil Paule must have figured that he could get one now that the primary was over and he was a former staffer of Darrell Issa.
He was wrong.
The CRP Board for once grew a spine and sent Phil Paule packing.
Paule left the convention like the building was on fire, not even stopping for a cold one.
However, Phil can certainly find an understanding case of PBR (usually on sale for about $10) and split it with Dave Gilliard to drown his sorrows.
The above is why people like Dave Gilliard appear to be fine with the gambit by Charles Munger and the legislators to attempt to kill the CRP or take it over. It is about controlling the endorsements.
… and that gets me to Prop 40. At the behest of the legislators, they decided to reverse the past position on Prop 40 and support a Yes position, effectively killing the referendum that the CRP spent all that money on.
I guess several legislators have their districts and don’t want to upset the apple cart… and so it goes, control.