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Atlas Poll: 90% Believe “The Duke” Eaton Should Resign

November 8, 2009

With over 125 votes counted so far, Atlas Readers have uniformly condemned Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton in light of the catastrophic loss suffered by the Brooklyn GOP.

Over 90% of readers that have voted would like to see The Duke abdicate his throne. Just around 10 voters so far support Eaton to stay in power.

As more and more is discussed of Mayor Bloomberg’s loss of Brooklyn and of the party’s other stunning losses, the anger over Eaton’s handling of the situation has increased. As we reported earlier, the Fiorello LaGuardia Club’s Arnaldo Ferraro, challenger to Chairman Eaton to lead the Brooklyn GOP, released a press statement, “openly and officially calling for the resignation of Mr. Craig Eaton as Chairman of the Kings County Republican Party.”

Moreover, Queens has continued to be lauded as Brooklyn is put out to pasture.

So far, no word from Chairman Eaton. Perhaps he thinks this will blow over, but the chances are unlikely. Francisco has intimated he’s working on something that he plans to put out soon, something sure to make the Brooklyn GOP leadership see red.

Well, so much for taking a break after the elections, Mr. Chairman…

  1. Annabeth K. permalink
    November 9, 2009 3:45 am

    Regarding Craig Eaton, there must be good reasons why so many people feel so vituperative about him. I can find at least three (3) to start!

    1) Voices From the Boroughs: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

    2) New Chief of Brooklyn GOP Works To Get Party Started
    By Grace Rauh, Staff Reporter of the NY Sun, June 25, 2007

    3) Brooklyn ‘School of Politics’

    • Hector Mendoza permalink
      November 9, 2009 11:40 am

      From that New York Sun Story:

      A Republican political consultant, William O’Reilly, said the Brooklyn GOP should focus on making inroads with the borough’s large immigrant population. He said Mr. Eaton would bring energy and a fresh approach to the party.

      The Brooklyn Republican Party “has tremendous potential for growth. As the traditional gateway to America, Brooklyn is home to so many ethnic groups that escaped Communism and tyranny to get to these shores,” Mr. O’Reilly said via e-mail. “These are people who understand the Republican message of economic freedom, and the Brooklyn GOP is the logical entity to make lasting inroads with those communities.”

      Makes me laugh when I think about that. This Bay Ridge GOP has caused diversity to atrophy.

  2. Aaron Jastrow permalink
    November 9, 2009 1:43 pm

    Not only that Hector, but the same article has this succinct point too.

    “The first few weeks on the job have left him striving to juggle the demands of his new job with his full-time paid employment.”

    That sentence in quotes above is a salient point that has been made numerous time previously on this Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn blog – that Mr. Eaton is too busy to be both a full-time trial lawyer with a demanding legal practice together with his partner, Jay Torrenzano Esq., who have two different locations (Brooklyn NY and Hillsborough NJ) and also manage the Brooklyn GOP effectively. That is why he (Craig Eaton) intentionally and calculatingly operates his law firm in the same location, at 1662 Sheepshead Bay Road, as the Brooklyn GOP.

    Click to access 588A-17th-Street.pdf

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