The Bellevue Mafia and How there Screwing up the Washington State GOP
Some of you may think I should tread lightly with this.
that's not my style and its high time someone took this
group to task.This is a story about a group of individuals
who have for years been systematically running this
party into the ground.Your about to find out how.
The Bellevue Mafia has its origins with Veda Jellen.
For years Veda ran the state GOP from behind the
scenes. The idea that her crowd knew better than
the rest of us who the candidate should be.The strangest
part about that is they didn't care if there was a better
candidate out there.It was there candidate and it didn't
matter if the person had a chance of winning or not.
Now lets take a look of some of the members of this
illustrious organization.In no particular order by the way.
Veda Jellen has passed away in case you were wondering.
Ralph Munro: I remember about 10-12 years ago Gene
Goldsmith was running for reelection in Whatcom County
for the state legislature.Gene ended up losing under very
suspicious circumstances.His campaign was able to find widespread
documented vote fraud.Being the secretary of state at the time
it was Ralph Munro's job to investigate.Ralph refused to do
so.You know why?Because Gene Goldsmith was a conservative.
One of things you will find out about this group is there
utter disdain for conservatives.Della Newman:I have known
Della since my Skagit County days.Unlike most of the executive
and central committee members in skagit I challenged Della
on some of her unique ideas.She didn't like that of course
so we weren't the best of friends.
John Carlson: Yes Mr talk radio himself is part of this as
well.I remember prior to this years King GOP convention
John would have everyone believe he was neutral regarding
the 9th district council race between Dunn and Hammond.
I just didn't buy that story,so I did a little checking around.
As it turns out his wife had made a couple donations to Reagan
dunn's campaign and was also on his payroll.Really who was
Mr Carlson trying to fool?I wont even go into the Susan Hutchison
debacle back at the end of July.
Dan Evans , Slade Gorton, Jennifer Dunn These three are legends in there own
minds and lets just leave it at that.J Vander Stoep:J had worked his
way into Dino Rossi's Campaign staff and would have been Dino's
Chief of staff had he taken office.I have to question Mr Vander Stoep's
loyalties.He gave money to Norm Dicks last congressional campaign.
Not only that It was he along with Evans and Munro who convinced
Dino that he needed to back Chris Vance this past January for state
chair.They did so because they needed there interests along with there
friends protected.You know various people that did business with
the state gop.Had Dino asked Chris Vance to drop out of the race
like he was going to.All of this would of went away because in all
likelihood mark hulst would have cleaned house.This
group just couldn't have that happen.
That brings us to Chris Vance:Well most of you know what I think about Mr Vance.
So I will just add this.The media in this state has completely missed the
boat I think regarding Dino Rossi's contesting of the election.The legal team
they had in place was not all that experienced in election law.In fact a lot
of these people were Vance's cronies. Vance could have had David Adams who
was heavily involved in the 2000 election debacle in florida.David called Chris
Vance and offered his assistance.Vance never called David back.With the kind
of money spent on the legal battle over 2 million dollars to be exact.Chris Vance
could have had the best.
There are 2 areas that all these individuals have in common currently
1. They are all in the tank for Mike McGavick because in there twisted way of
thinking it doesn't matter whether he has the best chance of winning.Its who
they want and to heck with what everyone else thinks.2.Conservatives are there
least favorite people.They don't think conservatives can win in Washington state.
When in reality its most of there candidates that cant win.
This Group does not represent all of us,not even most of us.They sure
don't know better than you or I who the candidates should be The grassroots
of the state republican party have got to start fighting back.It begins with
the upcoming US senate race.I am told Chris Vance is going to make a motion
at the upcoming state central committee meetings this weekend in Yakima
that they endorse Mike McGavick.This should not happen Chris Vance does
not speak for all of us.We as members of this party cannot tolerate this any
longer.There are other perspective candidates in the race they deserve
the same chance as McGavick.Once and for all we need to rise up put an end
to the Bellevue Mafia!!