Oklahoma GOP Chairman Called Me Apologizing for Ousting me from HQ BldgSubmitted by arlenearmy_100 on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 05:20
Matt Pinnell - Oklahoma GOP Chairman made apologetic phone call to me on 5/24/2012 regarding his ousting me from Republican headquarters building on 5/22/2012 that was posted on youtube & DailyPaul.com . The 11:16am phone conversation lasted about 11 minutes. The basic excuse Pinnell gave me for ousting me from the bldg was because he thought I came their w/the Ron Paul people & that he did not realize I was a military veteran.
I accepted his apology as a matter of etiquette and my act of good faith, even though I had some doubt of it being genuine.
What caused me to doubt the sincerity of Pinnell's apology was the reasons he gave for the expulsion - which was that he thought I was with the Ron Paul people. If this is the case, then I wondered how was it that he did not oust the Ron Paul supporter who voluntarily exited the building a few minutes prior to my entering; & what about the Ron Paul supporters who showed up in mass w/cameras in his face? 2ndly, about his claim of not knowing who I was or not knowing I was a veteran did not seem believable because my profile on YouTube, ireport, Facebook, twitter & other social media sites clearly identifies me as a military veteran. Moreover, on this phone conversation, Pinnell made mention that he enjoyed my videos on my blog (which some are of other GOP events of which he was recorded in Hughes county). The blog he was referring to also identifies me as a military veteran. If he did not know who I was then I could he had identified the sites he was referring to had belonged to me? Also, if he appreciates my military service - as he claims, then I find it odd that he has a problem w/Ron Paul (thru his supporters) who is also a military veteran to a much higher degree.
Furthermore, I thought that every republican should be treated fairly irrespective of position or classification or candidate preference especially when it comes to being treated respectfully & access / accommodation in a republican party headquarters building.
Even though I have these doubts of the sincerity of the apology, only time will reveal if Matt Pinnell means well.