Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Arizona Republican Resign In Wake of Threats From Tea Party Blogs

It seems that Arizona Republicans are understanding the meaning of the Proverb "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind".  The Tea Party folks in Arizona have been energized by the tragic shootings and instead of toning it down, have stepped it up.

Arizona Republican Legislative District chairman Anthony Miller, has announced his resignation.  He cites repeated threats and Internet blog posts by some local members with Tea Party ties made him worry about his family’s safety. 

"I wasn't going to resign but decided to quit after what happened Saturday," Miller said in a quote to "I love the Republican Party but I don't want to take a bullet for anyone."

According to a post on
The newly-elected Dist. 20 Republican secretary, Sophia Johnson of Ahwatukee, first vice chairman Roger Dickinson of Tempe and Jeff Kolb, the former district spokesman from Ahwatukee, also quit. "This singular focus on 'getting' Anthony (Miller) was one of the main reasons I chose to resign," Kolb said in an e-mail to another party activist. Kolb confirmed the contents of the e-mail to the Republic.

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