“Why is this witch running for Chairman?” was the first thing that came to mind when I heard that Anna Lee was going to challenge John Whitbeck for Chairman of the 10th Congressional District. The answer apparently is that she thinks she’s actually going to win because Jo-Ann Chase is supporting her. A witch and a psycho. What a team for the Republican Party.
Back in the not-too-distant days of Jim Rich playing Commissar of the 10th District, Anna Lee was one of his most loyal footsoldiers. Need a vote on meeting minutes that contained false information? Anna Lee was a reliable vote. Want to prevent Heidi Stirrup’s efforts to advance conservatives in the 10th District? Anna Lee was going to help. These antics left conservatives with a foul taste in their mouth, and at the 2008 10th District Convention Republicans removed Anna Lee from the State Central, replacing her with Howie Lind, Kay Gunter, and Jo-Ann Chase.
Jo-Ann Chase won that election by directing a withering barrage of complaints at Anna Lee, mostly in private, about how Anna hated the grass roots, was nothing but a Jim Rich toadie, was a RINO moderate, and entirely without any sort of moral compass. Anna Lee made her way back onto state central as a member of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women somehow, and it appears Chase and Lee have patched things up a bit during their time together. Before, Anna Lee was the devil incarnate to Jo-Ann Chase. Now she’s a saint. Go figure.
So now Jo-Ann Chase, whose most recent claim to fame was smearing now-Delegate David Ramadan as a closet Sharia Law terrorist, is Anna Lee’s biggest cheerleader. Not too surprisingly, Chase is mounting a negative campaign against Whitbeck, claiming that Whitbeck wants to replace the Constitution with Sharia Law. If anyone ever doubted that Chase was mentally unstable, this has got to prove the case. With Chase, there’s some sort of vast conspiracy afoot to make women in the 10th District wear burkhas with first David Ramadan, and now John Whitbeck are behind the whole thing.
About the only conspiracy that makes any sense in this context is the question of who is paying Chase to deliver this kiss of death to Anna Lee’s campaign for 10th District Chairman. Seriously, if you wanted to utterly sink a campaign, you’d have either Jo-Ann Chase or Vermin Supreme spearhead it, and it would be worth a lot of campaign cash to make that happen. An utterly mean and nasty candidate being pushed by a mentally unstable person whose unique talent in life is making friends into enemies. No, it’s not the plot of a Harry Potter book, it’s the Republican 10th District. We do drama.
After two years of adult leadership in the 10th District managed by Howie Lind I can’t imagine that handing the reins to Anna Lee and Jo-Ann Chase holds much allure for anyone, unless they yearn for those days when party conventions involved near riots such as in 2006. It might have been amusing, but it sure as heck didn’t work very well.
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