Yesterday, I reported that Georgia Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon was not happy with Party Vice-Chair R.J. Hadley for calling a special meeting of the state Democratic executive committee. Berlon boycotted, and the meeting was presided over by R.J.
Word on the street is after the 22 February 2012 special executive committee meeting, a purge, not seen since Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, was initiated within the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Jane Bradshaw, a former Young Democrats of Georgia President, was removed from the state Democratic Party executive committee. Russell Edwards abruptly resigned, giving no reasons for quitting. 5th Congressional District Chair Catherine Smith stepped down, citing a "quiet attack that included accusations of racism, intolerance, and conspiracy." And 13th Congressional District Chair Mellissa Prescott-Crawford was told to resign or get the sack by Georgia Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon (There's your teaser, BTW). The one thing all these people have in common is they attended the 22 February 2012 special executive committee meeting.
Back to R.J. Hadley though, R.J. penned an email to Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) officers in which he spoke of a "move afoot to have me removed for signing along with 12 others in calling for a special meeting."
Below is the email:
This response from the Democratic Party of Georgia Congressional District/County Liaison Vice-Chair to Mike Berlon came as a result of an email in which Berlon said:
"I plan to make changes based on lack of participation or non-involvement before the end of March. In this regard we will be releasing a list of attendance for everyone on the SC and EC for all of last year. It's hard to justify having someone on the SC that didn't make it to a SC meeting."
A review of the Charter & Bylaws of the Democratic Party of Georgia shows that there is no attendance policy to serve on the state Democratic committee. There is a process to remove any member of the state committee or the executive committee for cause, but none of those causes include poor attendance or non-involvement.
The email, which is shown below, also requested each DPG officer to "prepare a summary of the work that you have done over the last 14 months in detail in the performance of your duties."