*Heads Up: Ben Swann Received an Email Regarding Charlie Webster's "Invited" "Temporary Chair" for the Maine GOP ConventionSubmitted by JohnPhillipSousa on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 21:41
Ben just posted this heads-up email from ME delegate, Matt McDonald, on his FB page https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck
Here's the full content minus comments:
Talked with Matt McDonald a delegate getting ready for this weekend's Maine GOP Convention. He shared this email with me that was sent out by Charlie Webster (the State Chairman who announced Romney had won Maine with 3 counties yet to vote). The email notifies delegates that the Maine leadership has "invited" Charles L. Cragin to preside as chairman over the Maine State Convention. I'm sure that Mr. Cragin is a wonderful man but surely Mr. Webster means "temporary chair" because wouldn't the chairman have to be nominated and voted on from the floor?
Below is the first part of that email.. thanks Matt for sending this over.
Judge Cragin Invited to Chair
Maine GOP Convention
(Augusta, ME) Charles L. Cragin of Raymond, Maine, the former Chief Judge of the U.S. Board of Veterans' Appeals, has been invited to preside at the Maine Republican State Convention being held in Augusta on May 5-6. "We are pleased and honored that Judge Cragin has agreed to serve as Chairman of the convention", said Charles W. Webster, Chairman of the Maine Republican Party. "Judge Cragin has a reputation for fairness, objectivity and integrity. He presided at several Maine GOP conventions prior to going to the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington and we are delighted to have him serve in that capacity once again", Webster added.
With my apologies to SteveMartin who posted this info 4/30, I'd like to include it's link with all the excellent comments. Steve's right, this is old news except now Ben Swann is involved. (Steve, maybe you could consider my post a gigantic bump of your post now, ha. Better yet, post it under Maine if you still can.)