THE LATEST CONSPIRACY THEORY …
An aborted campaign school for “Republican” candidates has evolved into something of a big deal. In fact our founding editor Will Folks has fielded multiple calls from mainstream media outlets pursuing the real story behind the abrupt cancellation of this event.
We’ve heard two explanations …
The first? That a staffer with the House “Republican” Caucus – the entity organizing the event – clumsily chose to schedule the event on the same day No. 1 Clemson University faces North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship.
The second theory? Well, that was one focus of our piece earlier this week … in which it was rumored that a turf war between GOP consultants led to the confab’s untimely demise. In fact we’re told “Republican” leaders are deeply concerned that their names may wind up on a witness list related to a lawsuit filed by one of the consultants against the caucus.
“There are legitimate concerns regarding the liability of the caucus,” one source familiar with the rumored litigation told FITS, citing emails in which the organization expressly authorized the gathering – only to later claim (after pulling the plug) that it had never green-lighted the event.
Apparently a third narrative is making the rounds, though: That several “Republican” lawmakers demanded the event be cancelled after hearing of Folks’ scheduled participation.
Wow … really?
We’ve heard a few rumblings in that vein, but we’re not convinced anyone – even the infamous “Sic Willie” – is sufficiently notorious to provoke such a drastic response.
Needless to say, though, we’ll look forward to reading the mainstream media reports regarding this third theory … which would only serve to elevate the near-mythical status of our founding editor in Palmetto politics.