by Chet Hardin
Last night, at the meeting of the El Paso County Republican Party executive committee, Sarah Anderson resigned as secretary.
In her resignation letter, she pointed out that she will be leaving the party, but not the fight — she will be working a number of primary campaigns, a few in this county.
From her resignation letter:
I set out to accomplish two things as Secretary: the first was to fundamentally change our interactions with Precinct Leaders (something that is still a work in progress, but is significantly better than when I came in); and the second was to focus on reapportionment and the caucus process (accomplished on the first half, and the second half is left in far more capable hands than mine).
I believe very strongly in the integrity of our by-laws, and have grown increasingly concerned with the cavalier treatment of our by-laws by several individuals, who apply them inconsistently at best and only when politically expedient at worst, rather than fairly, impartially, and consistently at all times.
You can read the whole resignation letter here: Resignation Letter.pdf
It was concise and conciliatory, as was county party chairman Eli Bremer's response: "Bremer had this to say of Anderson’s resignation: “Sarah is a talented, passionate, and energetic young lady with a knack for organizing and energizing her supporters. She clearly has a passion for politics and elections. I applaud her decision to move on to other political prospects and apply her talents where she feels they are best suited. I and the Republican Party wish Sarah the best with her future endeavors as she follows her heart in a new direction."
But this morning, Anderson's tone had changed. In a nine-page follow-up open letter to the county Republican Party (posted on her Facebook page), she took to task Reps. Larry Liston, Amy Stephens and Bob Gardner, as well as Bremer and state party chairman Ryan Call.
She ends the letter: "P.S. There is still some unfinished business from the Republican Party Waterboarding… err, Executive Session of 7 July 2011. Stay tuned."