The following statement was written and distributed by George Phillies.
I received an ad “We’re giving away 100,000 signs to support every campaign in America.” followed by various html links on how every campaign in America can get signs. I have no idea whether the ad is real, or whether Obama or McCain has already ordered the 100,000, but http://www.buildasign.com/ appears to be real. I forwarded this to the state chairs list, assuming that the average Libertarian candidate can find someone who can cut through the mystery code and line up signs for their people.
I thought I was being generous and helpful.
I instead receive from Steve Gordon a message cutting off my access to the LSLA list, for advancing my Presidential campaign. His message follows.
At the moment I *am* the LNC’s choice of candidate in Massachusetts, because of a decision *they* made. Indeed, I have asked several LNC members to include as a discussion topic support for my campaign as their candidate, should our suit fail.
I observe that there is no identification of the complaint, the complainant in best Soviet informant style is anonymous, and I am given no chance to defend myself against the lack of accusation.
Instead of courtesy, I am given a response that in my opinion is more fit to have emanated from the Alabama KKK.
Accordingly, I will offer at tomorrow’s LPMASS State Committee meeting, under our bylaws, a motion ordering and directing that LPMass sever all relations with LSLA, calling upon all officers and members to do the same, and making clear that individual LPMass members pursuing Federal or LNC office are in no sense discouraged from attending LSLA meetings.
I will not take it amiss if our exact position relative to the substitution suit is called up for reconsideration.
RE: The e-mail correspondence below
Dear Dr. Phillies,
Due to complaints regarding your recent promotion of a political campaign, one which is in opposition to the campaign of a legitimately nominated Libertarian Party candidate, I am placing your access to this e-mail list on the “moderation” level until some time following the upcoming presidential election.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this communication, please feel free to attempt to contact me at any time.
Chairman, Libertarian State Leadership Alliance
ENM notes: George can “attempt to contact” you for questions? Does that mean you foresee that he will not be able to contact you?