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OK, we know the Republican State Executive Committee has been waiting to hear from the powerfully influential Pith in the Wind
before choosing the next chair of the state GOP. The committee meets Saturday to elect either Oscar Brock, Rep. Eric Swafford or Chris Devaney to replace the holy warrior Robin Smith
We hereby endorse ... drum roll please ... Oscar Brock.* Why? Well, there are three reasons he's perfect to lead the Tennessee Republican Party: (1) he's rich (2) he's a pasty white guy and (3) he seems to hold the same enlightened views on race relations as those of most members of the state GOP. We quote from the Tennessee Journal
of July 23, 2007:
Six years ago Larry Kidwell, now a Brentwood investment banker, sued his partners in an investment firm, Oscar Brock of Chattanooga and Deke Sundquist, son of the former governor, essentially charging that they didn't know what they were doing, forced him out of the firm, and deprived him of money he was due. The suit, dropped not long afterward when the firm was dissolved, also contained an incendiary if vague allegation that Brock engaged in an "inappropriate" and "offensive" conversation in a meeting "involving company clients and transaction participants who are of minority status."
Anyone who makes "inappropriate" and "offensive" comments about minorities should fit right in with Bill Hobbs and the rest of the gang at state GOP headquarters.
: As if to prove our point, Republicans call the president "Uncle Obama" in a tweet. Aunt B comments.
agonized over this decision. It was tough to go against Swafford, who proudly donned the clown shoes earlier this year and made Tennessee a laughingstock by becoming America's first state legislator to sign on to the crackpot legal action challenging President Obama's U.S. citizenship.