Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:03:09 -0400
Subject: Re: Question about Alabama
From: sean.haugh at lp.org
To: markpickens at hotmail.com
CC: scott at draftresitance.org; robert.kraus at lp.org
Mark, I just received evidence that Gary Fincher is working in Massachusetts on our drive through you. I have told you before that this is completely unacceptable. I am now going to call the LPMA and instruct them to burn (quite literally) any signatures collected by Gary, whether they paid for them or not. I had warned them too.
Since it’s obvious that I can’t trust you to keep Fincher away from our petitions, I cannot work with you any longer. I’ll figure out some other way to keep Paul. This decision is final, and frankly I’m very
yours in liberty –
UPDATE: Gary Fincher responds
From: Liberty Crusader
Subject: Massachusetts Burning
To: sean.haugh at lp.org
Cc: richardwinger at yahoo.com, wredpath at his.com, chair at lp.org, phillies at 4liberty.net
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008, 1:15 PM
Sean, one of the voters whose petition signature you threatened to burn is a New Bedford, Massachusetts police officer whom I will be meeting with later this weekend. He and I will be discussing the Massachusetts law making it illegal to “alter, deface, mutilate, destroy or suppress” an official Masachusetts nomination petition.
By the way, although I refuse to work on petitions for national (obviously, you’ve seen my resignation letter, tendered 9/29/07), I nevertheless am perfectly willing and able to work on petitions through the state parties, and will do so whenever I good and feel like it, as I’m in high demand for my services by thrilled state party ballot access coordinators. Do you understand?
My hunch is that your days as political director for this party are numbered. Let’s see how this unfolds over the next days or weeks as news breaks around the party of your eagerness to waste donors scarce resources in destroying perfectly valid, paid-for signatures (such of which are 2,000 freshly turned in this weekend).
Yours in REAL liberty,