April 10, 2007

Disgraced [former] Del. State Rep. John Atkins to County Party Chairman: Decide on being a blogger or chairman

Maria Evans reports that at last night's Sussex County (DE) Republican Party monthly meeting, disgraced (and resigned) 41st District Rep. John Atkins called on County Party Chairman Dave Burris to "either be a blogger or the party chairman." Dave maintains the superb First State Politics blog. Atkins also stated that "there were inaccuracies in Burris’ letter" which had called for Atkins' resignation. No elbaoration was given as to exactly what the inaccuracies were. Burris also wanted to know if those assembled still had confidence in his leadership, and was prepared to resign if there was a vote of no confidence.

I'm curious: How is it incompatible that Dave blog and be party chairman? It seems to me that by blogging it's an excellent way to get the [state] party message out there.

And, the vote in favor of Dave retaining his party chairmanship was unanimous. Sussex County seems to get it.

Posted by Hube at April 10, 2007 09:59 AM | TrackBack

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Is Atkins trying to burn all bridges? This just makes him look even more like an ass and makes it harder for him to achieve his apparent goal of getting back into the Legislature.

Posted by: Paul Smith at April 10, 2007 01:00 PM

Atkins; don't know the man, never met him and never even heard of him until this fiasco started.

That said, he's acting like someone who believes they've been betrayed and is the victim of grave injustice. Add a healthy dose of ego and sense of entitlement and voila. Recipe for disaster.

If he had any sense, he'd go quietly into that good night.

Posted by: Duffy at April 10, 2007 02:16 PM

So what Atkins is arguing is that you can either be a party activist/official OR exercise your right to freedom of speech/press.

What utter insanity, given that the reason most of us are party officials is because we are actively exercising those First Amendment rights.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at April 10, 2007 06:31 PM

if a man feels no shame, can he really be said to be "disgraced"?

Posted by: steamboat willy at April 12, 2007 01:35 AM