Esquire Magazine: Rule 15 and the Great RNC Screwing of Ron PaulSubmitted by GBAmerica on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 08:04
Rule 15 and the Great RNC Screwing of Ron Paul
TAMPA, Fla. — By the time the balloons fall, and Willard Romney and his faithful zombie-eyed granny-starving companion are waving to the adoring throngs who, a mere eight months ago, thought Romney to be a RINO squish in magic underwear, nobody is going to remember what happened on Tuesday afternoon. Well, that's not true. Cindy Lake and Lori Steed are going to remember. Oh, my lord, are they going to remember.
"I literally have 5,000 e-mails in my in-box from people all over the country who didn't want to see 15 a, b, and c pass," said Lake, a delegate from Nevada. "This morning we got into the rules committee, and the chairman called the meeting to order, and Morton Blackwell's bus was detained, he was not in meeting. The chairman said, due to the weather, and because we have three days instead of four, we're going to limit discussion."
"Well, apparently, a tyrannical takeover of our party will happen," said Steed, an Oklahoma delegate. "I don't understand why everybody else is standing and cheering. Either they're clueless about what they just did, or they're in favor of not having their voices heard anymore."