It’s her Party, she can leave if she wants to.
If you’re Councilwoman Betty Rexford, facing recall in Poway for a littany of wrongs (see all the related SD Rostra posts), and you want to avoid or at least avert a weeks-long standing invitation by the local GOP to attend a meeting to give your side of things, what do you do?
Well, if you’re simple-minded (politically speaking, of course), you might think that if you’re no longer a Republican, then the Party won’t be interested anymore in potentially getting involved in your recall election. Uhhh, you’d be wrong.
You have it in writing here first, although I did announce it on KOGO AM-600 with Chris Reed at the top of the six o’clock hour…
A Republican since at least 1993, Rexford marched into the Registrar of Voters last Friday and switched her registration to Decline-to-State, in an apparent attempt to avoid the local GOP supporting a recall of one of their own, or at least so she wouldn’t have to attend tonight’s Executive Committee meeting…no longer being a Republican and all.
Attached is the new registration form (the signature is whited out by law…I assure you it’s real).
Betty is a laugh a minute.
More to follow.
Update 7:55 pm: Refer to the comments below to see the action by the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of San Diego County tonight. The only thing changing her registration achieved was that the GOP was no longer obligated to try to ensure Rexford had every chance to attend the meeting…no longer being a Republican and all.