Whitbeck Announces For RPV Chair; Mum On Airplane Policy

John Whitbeck paper airplane
Whitbeck’s airplane experience open to question; policies untested.

John Whitbeck, chair of the Republican 10th District Congressional Committee (Virginia), has announced he will seek the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV), a position which would require Whitbeck to take a firm stand on throwing of paper airplanes during RPV events. Sadly, Whitbeck’s announcement states no such position, which bodes poorly for future RPV convention attendees bored out of their skulls with piles of paper on their chairs.

During the 2013 convention in Richmond, current chair Pat Mullins famously took to the podium during one of the many interminable waiting periods between ballots, and forcefully chastised Virginia Republicans for throwing paper airplanes to pass the hours, noting that a “$50,000 screen” behind the stage was at risk of being punctured by the surprisingly effective airborne devices. By that point in the convention, the so-called paper airplanes had evolved to a drone-like level of lethality which had Eric Cantor’s bodyguards forming a Roman-style shield wall with their jackets over the former congressman.

Mullins is believed to have begun planning his RPV exit that day in Richmond, when it became obvious he was out of step with the rank and file.

Thus far, Whitbeck’s only announced challenger for the chairmanship is Eric Herr, a former colonel in the Air Force, whose position on the airplane issue is said to be sophisticated and progressive, based on years’ of experience in the field.

Author: FirewallNOVA Right

While my goal is simply to report the truth, the truth tends to have a rightward slant.

3 thoughts on “Whitbeck Announces For RPV Chair; Mum On Airplane Policy”

  1. Mr. Whitbeck’s resolve is daunting.

    Nice to know that a meeting of Republicans doesn’t always run like a Swiss watch. Despite some false rumors to the contrary, I have only ever been in the audience of an LCRC meeting once. That was in mid-2012. The contrast with LCDC meetings was striking. Local electeds presided (after the chair introduced them). Sup. Delgaudio gave the benediction. No time was given to committee reports or other adminstrivia. One member received an award for Volunteer of the Month. A clipboard got passed around, so people could sign up for a day off from work to do phone-banking for Romney/Ryan. While I didn’t sign it, I passed it along from the person on my left to the person on my right. Since I’m pretty sure everyone knew who I was, i don’t think I’m violating any confidences when I reveal that the clipboard had an impressively long list of names on it. Loudoun Republicans are dedicated foot-soldiers to their cause.

    Interestingly, it was at that meeting that this blog (still a year away from becoming a whimsical notion in anyone’s mind) got its name: Sup. Volpe declared our region to be the “firewall” between the liberal enclave of Fairfax, to our east, and the conservative vastness of RoVa (to our mostly everywhere else). I have to forgive her (and myself) for overlooking places like Richmond, Norfolk, and Charlottesville; that metaphor was just too good not to use.

    Oh, my favorite paper flying machine originates in the land of my birth. It is an origami fold, and flies like a dream.

  2. Interesting, and thanks for sharing that – well that makes me want to buy a wig and contact lenses and sneak into a Democratic Party meeting to compare experiences. I never had the feeling our meetings were particularly well run …. perhaps I’m too harsh on the party.

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