Well it looks like the “Rat Pack” has begun their age old process of persuasion. Reports surface that the “Pack” is back at it again calling members of the nominating committee to persuade them to nominate Calvin Watkins or Buddy Bird for the esteemed position of conference president. If you don’t know who or what the “Pack” is I would invite you to visit or refresh your memories on the fictitious characters of Frank, Dino, and Jerry in the Memorable Comments.These characters do not represent any one person, more so a process for the last 30 years of underhanded “packerization” deals, trades, and exchanges, to help squander the power of decision-making within the conference.
I have heard reports from several large committee members that the “Frat” brothers are also on the loose. Do you think the “Rat Pack” is the reason why we just can’t seem to get ahead? They have locked up votes on the committee every year, forcing members to minimally consider certain names for nomination. Some of you may say, what’s the big deal, I like Buddy Bird I like Calvin Watkins. My question to you would be collectively what have they contributed overall to the SWRC? Sure, Buddy Bird was here for 2 seconds, before he was off to another project. Can’t hold that against him, but is that what we really need? What does Calvin Watkins know about the plight of leadership here in this conference? What qualifies him to take a conference that is faced with a huge financial crisis and move us from uncertainty to unity and financial stability? Reports are also surfacing that members of the nominating committee are also being asked to consider Eddie Polite. What qualifies him to be president? These are serious questions needing serious answers and contribution.
Who would you like to nominate? I think it is time for the constituents to speak and share their views. I have posted a poll below to thwart the packerization and let YOU show the nominating committee who you would prefer. The poll is designed to only allow you to vote once, so use your vote wisely. You may share this poll on twitter and Facebook. Let’s see how the nominating committee will respect YOUR will. STOP the “Packerization!”