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George Phillies leaks Shane Cory LNC memo about Mary Ruwart child pornography position, disputes being the source

From the desk of George Phillies

The following and many other things have recently poured across my transom. Apparently members of the LNC are really unhappy with each other. My comments precede the Cory memo in the following text. The memo authenticity I am inclined to believe but cannot verify. I am fairly sure his attack on me is not quite historically accurate.

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Libertarian Party spokesman: ‘Barr will not be removed’

George Phillies, who will be one of two Libertarians on the New Hampshire ballot unless a lawsuit throws him off, says that “the notion that the [LPHQ] staff should not involve itself in party politics, dead since Mr. [Shane] Cory used the front page of the April LP News to shill for the candidate who later hired him for his campaign, has taken another lethal wound.”

This, in response to an e-mail Phillies says he received from LP spokesman Andrew Davis saying there is “no truth” to the claims made in a WikiNews article about the possibility of Barr’s removal.… Read more ...

Barr campaign calls for advertising concepts

Shane Cory, former Libertarian Party Executive Director and Deputy Campaign Manager for Presidential nominee Bob Barr, has written a call for submissions from Barr supporters for “your concepts or even full commercials” to start the campaign’s media effort. After discussing his fondness for Washington’s 2006 Libertarian Senate nominee Bruce Guthrie’s “Don’t be a Party Puppet” ads (found here and here), Cory provides instructions on submission and closes with a call for donations.… Read more ...

Snubgate goes mainstream: WaPo says Barr went ‘hog wild’

Acting without just authority, interim Executive Director of the Libertarian Party Robert Kraus — who replaced the disgraced and resigned Shane Cory (who now works for the Barr campaign) — issued a statement saying that libertarians should not trust blogs for their news. He was unhappy with the way IPR, Last Free Voice, and LewRockwell.com were covering Snubgate.… Read more ...

Campaign for Liberty official says he’s ‘never seen Dr. Paul so angry’ over Barr’s back-out

From United for Liberty:

I spoke to Don Rasmussen personally just a moment ago and he confirms everything that’s been reported so far. He has never seen Dr. Paul so angry and is saddened by the possible repercussions of Barr’s actions on the freedom movement. Shane Cory did indeed tell Don to go f*ck himself when he asked Shane why he did this, though he admits that Shane also recited a list of perceived grievences, ie; lack of invitations to events, etc., that led to the decision to eschew Ron’s press conference and stage his own. Don also clarified that Barr did agree to attend the press conference and that Russ Verney’s claims otherwise are lies.

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Shane Cory to Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty: ‘Go F**k Yourself’

Says Campaign for Liberty Events Coordinator, Don Rasmussen:

“I just sat in stunned silence as Bob Barr blatantly lied to the national press corp (or the half dozen members that bothered to show up). He stated that he had not committed to attend this press conference. This is patently false. He was fully committed to attend until 30 minutes before when Russ Varney called Jesse Benton and said that Barr was out.… Read more ...

Angela Keaton, Day 2: LNC gang continues efforts to cloak operations in secrecy

Once again, IPR will be publishing e-mails from embattled LNC rep Angela Keaton, unedited, as they come in:

Day 2/LNC meeting/live blog, 8:24 a.m.

Same disclaimer applies as yesterday. If you want a goddamn transcription, make it yourself.

These are my words and mine alone. –Keaton

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8:10am Agenda

Carling on Audit
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Seth Cohn speaks out on NH ballot situation and party history

Reposted upon request and with permission of Mr. Seth Cohn:

This is written for those with little or no background in this issue, which includes many LNCers, and perhaps some of the current LPNH Exec Comm. I’m going to highlight important points with *this*.

Let’s start our timeline back a bit, but not too far back: 1997, a mere 11 years ago

Oh, wait, we must mention the Sec of State (SOS), Bill Gardner, in power for over 30 years now.… Read more ...

George Phillies: Wes Benedict ‘totally unfit’ to be LP exec. director

George Phillies, who sought the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination and will be on the ballot as a Libertarian in New Hampshire, says Wes Benedict, who recently applied for the LP’s vacant executive directorship, is “totally unfit for the position.”

Says Dr. Phillies:

While a member of the LNC, Mr. Benedict actively funded the Presidential campaign of a Republican.

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Shane Cory paid nearly $18k by LP in May and June

According to recently published FEC reports, former Executive Director of the Libertarian Party, Shane Cory, was paid $17,870.97 by the Libertarian Party between May 14 and June 11 of this year.

Mr. Cory resigned in May after issuing a press release calling for more government which many observers thought was intended to smear LP presidential front-runner Mary Ruwart and benefit eventual nominee Bob Barr.… Read more ...

Barr campaign seeks ballot access in West Virginia, off pace in fundraising from June

The following is from a (mass) email I just received from Barr deputy campaign manager Shane Cory.

I’m in Charleston, West Virginia attempting to get Bob Barr on the ballot. When I arrived early Wednesday morning, I didn’t think it would be possible, but I had to give it a shot.

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Russell Means seeks recognition for Republic of Lakotah

This weekend’s Washington Post Magazine has a 7,500-word profile of 1988 Libertarian presidential contender Russell Means, who, “along with three other Lakota Indians,” recently “severed his ties with the United States and declared himself a founding member of a new, autonomous nation — the Republic of Lakotah. Unsanctioned by their tribal government, and speaking only for themselves, the dissidents claimed dominion over more than 93,000 square miles of traditional Lakota territory — a continuous chunk of sparsely populated dry land that includes parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.” Means “was here in Washington seeking diplomatic recognition from the world community so that he could ultimately finagle a seat at the United Nations, whether the U.S.… Read more ...