If you want to see how the Cromartie faction is working to retain power in the city, here’s how: Kathryn shared this letter with me via PDF file (which meant I had to frickin’ type it over):
There will be an emergency Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2010, t 7:00 p.m. at Bishops’ Memorial AME Church Fellowship Hall, 2221 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29204.
The meeting will have as guest various candidates running for office in the city of Columbia, Richland County and Statewide.
We have Attorney Steve Benjamin as our guest speaker to answer any questions you may have.
If you have any questions, please contact Councilman Cromartie on his City Council Hotline, 803-254-7243. A full dinner will be served. I am looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.
Yours in Partnership with the Community,
King B.L. Jeffcoat
So they’re scrambling.
Alas, that meeting was last night. But if you hadn’t been invited you might not have made it in. Reporter Adam Beam tried to get in, and they stopped him. They even told him it was just “choir practice.”
Very interesting. I wonder who was there. I wonder who paid for the dinner. I wonder why Cromartie (note they still call him “Councilman”) still has a City Council Hotline (I checked; the number takes you to his law office).
I wonder why Steve Benjamin was there as a top-billed guest. I’ll ask him that at the next Kaffeeklatsch. Jack just invited me to another one today.