be used so that the members are treated fairly instead of everything coming down by centralized dictate. It can be misused when only a few elite members know it and use procedure to rapidly push through what they want before anyone can figure out what is going on. The Chair is supposed to be neutral.
But you have a point, in situations like St. Charles county, we needed to have our man elected as permanent chair or at least one who is fair and follows the rules. However, the chair at bare minimum, needs to know and follow RR otherwise even our own man may not know how to allow a fair hearing from all sides. That's why the Romney people were willing to support Brent Stafford for this position.
The St. Charles temp chair wasn't even following RR, he was just using the percieved power of his position to push through what he wanted.
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