Our friends in the OC GOP Central Committee have a meeting next week where one of the topics is a proposed change to the bylaws. The new rule would bar members of the GOP Central Committee from speaking with the press.
The meeting, scheduled for this Monday night, August 15, has also moved from the Irvine Hyatt to the Ayres Hotel and Suites in Costa Mesa. Activists who don’t like the rule are putting out the call for OC Tea Party members to storm the meeting as it appears that OC GOP leader Scott Baugh wants to be the only member of the party to speak to the press.
The second item of business appears to be another rule change that would eliminate a bylaw requiring an independent review of the party’s finances and their books. This is what got Tea party member Lynn Schott in trouble with the party when she ran for Irvine City Council. A number of Republicans are upset about the proposed rule changes. Nice to know the Tea Party agnst isn’t just for the national party but proves Tip O’Neill’s point that “all politics is local.”