The truth (is now) out there. Contrary to his recent claims to the contrary, Shaun Kenny is actually on the Eric Cantor and Barbara Comstock payroll, and doubtless we will discover in short order what exactly his financial relationships with Ed Gillespie is as well. Secrets don’t last very long in politics, and lies have a nasty habit of being discovered. The only uncertainty is when that happens, not if.
RPV can’t continue to lurch right from one crisis involving their new Executive Director to another. It needs to fix this, as the story of the week, every week, shouldn’t be about the degree of truthiness exhibited by the guy running day-to-day operations at the Obenshain Building and his judgment, or lack thereof. There are important battles going on elsewhere at this minute. The Kenny situation is not helping Republicans win any of them.
We have an Executive Director who is actively trying to chase Republicans away from RPV because they don’t agree with his stand on granting amnesty to illegal aliens. He’s been hiding unethical financial relationships with political figures and is now in a position of power that he can use to influence the outcome of nominating contests involving his political clients. His business is heavily engaged in publishing blog posts on various Virginia blogs attacking the opponents of their clients, often under pseudonyms. Now, we see evidence that Kenny has consistently been untruthful about these relationships. Even without the frequent scandal cycle going on, these issues should be deeply concerning to anyone interested in an effective RPV that is going to be fair and honest in the process of selecting candidates for election and organizing support for them. RPV simply is not a trustworthy entity at this point, and that cannot be allowed to continue.
The Republican State Central Committee has a difficult task ahead of them. It is never fun or easy to clean up a mess like this, but it needs to be done, and done quickly.
UPDATE: Mark Levin responds “Eric Cantor is up to no good, again” while the reaction from the blogosphere has been swift. Here’s a sampling:
Virginia Right: Shaun Kenney and Bearing Drift Drop Anchor in Eric Cantor’s Treasure Chest
Breitbart: EXCLUSIVE: CANTOR CHALLENGER CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA
Virginia Right: Dear Pat Mullins: Shaun Kenney MUST RESIGN From RPV or the Conventions and Primaries are TAINTED
Firewall NOVA: Amid Controversies, Virginia Republicans Seek Light At End Of Tunnel
The Bull Elephant: Is there a conflict of interest between Eric Cantor and the RPV Executive Director?
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