Mr. Whitbeck, I say again, answer the questions that need answered! I’m repeating myself a bit because the important questions remain unanswered and were only met with curses and obfuscation in private conversations.
Sources close to interim RPV Chairman John Whitbeck are now telling us that Mr. Whitbeck has changed his story regarding the beforehand knowledge of the check written to the Henrico GOP from his personal Victory Fund. Mr. Whitbeck’s story is now that the Victory Fund check of $3,050.00, signed by RPV Executive Director John Findlay, which was used to cover the 122 Seventh District Pre-file forms for the VCN anti-convention supporting ticket, was written and distributed without his prior knowledge. In short, he says he didn’t know about the checks and forms until after they were turned in, even though the check was written from his personal Victory Fund. Doesn’t that contradict his previous statement? I ask again, what’s really going on here?
Also of note, one of those Whitbeck-paid anti-convention pre-file forms was former Senator Walter Stosch’s, a member of the infamous Republican Senate Gang of Five. The Gang of Five also included John Chichester and Ken Stolle, who cut the deal with Democrat Governor Mark Warner on his tax increase. This is all a bit odd for someone who calls himself a conservative, isn’t it?
*In the interest of full disclosure and because of a whole lot of double talk, deception, unprofessional tirades against other bloggers and former Party Chairs, and my firm belief that RPV is a sinking ship that needs repair, I am now endorsing/supporting Vince Haley’s campaign for Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia in an UNPAID capacity. I believe that the Party is in shambles and with the exception of the talented Cathy Bolden and Frank Loehr, needs a major shakeup in order to get in a viable position to serve our Republican candidates. Too many balls are being dropped on too many fronts and only by making a change at RPV could we ever hope to fix that situation.