At the Yokel we have a wide network of friends. Despite what the naysayers may say about us, we have fans across the political spectrum. We applaud when our politicians work well with one another in an attempt to make our county a better place to live. It’s those that stubbornly govern (or attempt to govern) from a place of dogged ideology, that makes them seem so angry all of the time, that we focus our ire upon.
So it’s oh so refreshing when we do get to focus on the positive. This story was relayed to us so forgive us if any of the details are off. BOE candidate Lois Jarman
asked the Republican Women’s Club of Frederick if she could speak at their monthly meeting. Ahem, we’ve received an update to the story: Lois Jarman was refused the opportunity to speak by a member of the Republican Central Committee. She was, however, invited to speak by a member of the Republican Women’s Club. (Yay, ladies!) Reminder – the BOE race is non-partisan.
We believe these stinky details stand, courtesy of the Central Committee member: She was rebuffed, something about her being a Democrat and a union tool. Well, Mrs. Jarman was not to be put in a corner. She showed up anyway! We hear there was some discussion about still not allowing her to speak, however, those ladies who thought that they should actually hear someone out before dismissing them won the day! Mrs. Jarman was not only allowed to speak, but received positive feedback from some of the ladies in attendance.
So for your leadership and unwillingness to be sidelined, we here at the Yokel give Lois Jarman a tip of our hat:
One thought on “The Yokel has a new hero: Lois Jarman edition.”
Is Councilman Billy Shreve, who is also Chairman of the Central Committee, aware that someone in that organization is turning away candidates in a non partisan election? Is part of their “only vote one” strategy to keep all other BOE candidates away from their members, as though they don’t exist?