I won’t bore you with the details of the latest intra-party fight over the rules related to last week’s Clark County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) in which the scheduled elections for new officers never took place. But here’s the long and short of the current situation…
The terms of office for the party’s officers have been deemed “expired” as of the July 20 meeting. As such, there are no official officers running the party.
So a quorum of existing CCRCC members, as allowed by the organization’s bylaws, signed a letter calling the “recessed” meeting back into session tomorrow night to complete the uncompleted business from July 20, including the elections.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Ahern Hotel. But with Sadsack out as chairman, as well as his other officers, who will run the meeting?
Well, the current CCRCC members themselves will need to elect a “pro tem” chair.
An ideal candidate suggested over the weekend would be former CCRCC Chairman and former Clark County District Court Judge Richard Scotti.
However, Scotti has already publicly announced that, as a private attorney, he would be representing Jesse Law, one of the candidates for chairman, in proceedings challenging Sadsack’s decision to kick Law off the ballot.
Frankly, the two issues are separate, and I have no doubt that Judge Scotti could both represent Law on the disqualification brouhaha as well as chair the CCRCC meeting tomorrow night in a fair and objective manner.
But the perception is out there that he has a dog in the fight in the chairman’s race. And perception is reality. So there’s just no political upside to Judge Scotti throwing himself into this briar patch.
What’s called for here is someone of impeccable integrity. Someone highly respected. Someone who isn’t readily identified as having a dog in the fight. Someone who can oversee the election proceedings in a fair, orderly and objective manner.
Preferably someone with experience as a political lion tamer.
I nominate former CCRCC Chairman and current President of the Nevada Republican Club: Dave Gibbs.
So let it be written; so let it be done.
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“I don’t understand much about politics…” – Blubber-blogger Jon Ralston, 1/2/20