Craig “The Duke” Eaton Allegedly Fixing Republican Convention To Salvage Sinking Chairmanship
A reader just emailed in a copy of the notice for the Kings County Republican County Committee Convention that was sent out over the weekend. The convention is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 7:30 PM, Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue. During that meeting, the County Committee will elect the Chairman of the party, as well as other officers of the County Committee, and adopt the county’s bylaws.
In reading the notice, it is clear that Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton must know his political career is approaching an irreparable demise.
Attached to the postcard notice is a proxy form for the elected County Committee Members who cannot attend the convention, which you can see from the images above.
In the grandest display of self-serving, power-grabbing desperation, Eaton had each of these proxy forms printed with his name as the proxy holder for every single county committee member!!!
He goes further to say on the postcard, “If you return this detachable proxy, dated and signed, you do not need to attend this meeting in person.”
Read this closely: On each and every proxy form that the County sent out, current Chairman Craig Eaton has made sure that he is the only person who can decide how the majority of County Committee Members, who usually don’t physically attend, vote on the election of the next Chairman–the election in which he will be a candidate! Not the District Leaders. Not a neighboring County Committee Member. Only him!
He must fear that, unless he controls the majority of proxy votes through sneaky, underhanded tactics like this, he is likely to lose his election to a challenger. Though so far we have heard of no publicly declared challengers, in typical party politics, one usually doesn’t hear anything until it’s too late.
Worse yet, we have reason to believe, though not proof yet, that the funds of the Kings County Republican County Committee were used to send out those notices and to print those proxy forms. If this is the situation, that would mean that the Chairman has hijacked the County’s treasury to use as his own personal campaign fund!
THIS IS AN UNPARDONABLE ABUSE OF POWER AND A CONFLICT OF INTEREST! If any public official behaved this way and got caught, they would be inundated with investigations, special prosecutors, and never ending press coverage. Let’s not make exceptions for this behavior among the leadership of our Republican Party!
In light of this shocking and appalling news, e-mail email@example.com to demand that Craig Eaton step down as Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman effective immediately!
Furthermore, if you are a County Committee Member, and you are asked to vote for Craig Eaton, be sure to let the entire County Committee hear your response as loudly and earnestly as possible: “HELL NO! CRAIG MUST GO!”
Keep following us here at Atlas, as we will be posting frequently up until September 30th!!!