Libertarian Party National Chairman Bill Redpath reportedly called Angela Keaton, an outspoken member of the Libertarian National Committee, and told her to “act like a responsible committee member or resign” her post at the LNC.
Keaton’s response to Redpath:
Mr. Redpath, learn your place in the movement. Do not call, write or speak to me unless I address you first. You are not my father, husband, boyfriend or anything other than a volunteer with a title.
Presumably, Redpath is upset about Keaton’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding Shane Cory’s resignation. Recently, she uncovered data showing that Cory was paid over $10,000 after resigning his executive directorship. That resignation occured shortly after Mr. Cory issued an unauthorized press release, which many felt was a thinly veiled attack on Mary Ruwart, Bob Barr’s chief rival for the LP presidential nomination. Immediately after resigning, Cory went to work for Richard Viguerie, a Barr supporter who had recently purchased Third Party Watch from Barr consultant Stephen Gordon and revoked the press credentials of bloggers who did not support Bob Barr. Cory now works directly for Bob Barr.
According to Redpath, the payments in question were accrued vacation pay as well as a 2007 bonus.