Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Cabarrus County

The make-up of the Cabarrus County Commission is all-Republican, but it's far from united. One of its members is the Rev. Coy Privette, recently convicted of aiding and abetting prostitution in two Salisbury hotel rooms. (Well, at least he took her out-of-county!)

Rev. Privette is in (semi)full repentance mode. He's resigned his leadership position with the State Baptist Convention of North Carolina and his presidency of the Christian Action League of NC, but so far he isn't showing positive signs of wanting to resign his seat on the Cabarrus County Commission.

Privette told a fellow commissioner that he's received over 500 cards and letters from citizens begging him not to resign. The commissioner Privette told that to is a member of the other Republican faction. That commissioner had just written Privette asking him to do "the honorable thing" and resign. Privette told him he'd only gotten four requests for his resignation. "No final decision has been made," Privette wrote.

But the Cabarrus County Republican Party's executive committee has now voted, calling for Privette's resignation. Privette will have to decide whether his faction of the party is bigger than their faction (ahem). He's a man who's enjoyed power, so it's going to be tough.

For the sake of hypocrisy connoisseurs everywhere, we pray that Rev. Privette will stoutly resist demands for his resignation. We need him in office preaching at us about how our political opinions undermine this Christian nation.

Now, about Sen. Larry Craig ... who's got those sterling opinion ratings from social conservative groups such as the American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, and the Family Research Council ... hypocrisy flavor of the day!

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