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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the writer. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Name can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.


Gillen won’t be able to win for losing

There for a minute it appeared that GOP Chairman Gary Gillen and the party he serves were finally in agreement. The lawsuit that was filed after Gillen formed a PAC to handle the funds for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner was for all intents and purposes over. The executive board members who filed the suit and Gillen, who filed a counter suit, also had come to an agreement to the proceeds of the fundraiser to go to the party’s general fund.

Then the same executive members that apparently keep undermining Gillen at every turn started complaining about a portion of the fundraising money being used to pay Gillen’s legal tab for defending himself and his PAC after the group of executive board members filed the lawsuit.

It just doesn’t seem like Gillen is going to be able to win for losing in this division of the party. The real losers, if the discord isn’t resolved, will be the Republican voters in Fort Bend County. Gillen agreed saying there isn’t a day that goes by that a “real Republican” doesn’t send him an e-mail or walk up to him and say “keep doing what you are doing, we appreciate it.” He says that encouragement keeps him going full steam ahead.

As far as that legal bill is concerned—it wouldn’t be there except for the fact that litigation was filed against Gillen from within. So, it seems only fair that those who filed the litigation might want to take care of the bill. They might also want to take their own survey on the general membership and get with the program.

Shelly Sekula Gibbs and her e-mails

I don’t really know how in the world I got on Shelly Sekula Gibbs e-mail list, but boy am I! That woman is so irritating that every time she sends out a stupid e-mail touting her latest all American endeavors, I feel like someone is pulling their fingernails against a blackboard ... in other words I want to scream.

I personally wish she wouldn’t campaign for office on a daily basis for the next two years and fill my e-mail box with over inflated claims to fame. It is getting totally ridiculous.


Contact skinnerc1@ev1.net, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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