March 5, 2012Sounds like the claws are coming out. Pass the popcorn.
TO: Roger Rascoe & Friends of the GOP
FROM: William West – Former Chairman UC Legislature
I would urge that as quickly as possible you meet with Ms. Terry
Bernardo and ascertain who’s team she is on – is her goal the destruction
of the party? In a short two months she alone has caused more damage to our
Republican party than any 30,000 county Republicans have ever done.
She appointed an attorney (Independence Party) from Orange County to be
Legislative Attorney – alienating all the Republican members of the Ulster
County Bar – and depriving the GOP of an opportunity to groom an Ulster
County person for future elected office.
She ran a personal fund raiser which will drain potential funds from the
County GOP and the efforts of other Republican Legislators. The county pie
is only so big. I cannot recall a Legislative Chairperson ever having a
personal county wide fund raiser. Normally legislators raise funds in their
own district – is she so little respected in Rochester that she can’t raise
campaign funds in her own Legislative District??
She appointed as her secretary a member of Independence Party who has not
been a friend of the GOP for many years.
Unfortunately, her inept behavior is starting to tarnish the image of
Senator Bonacic. This is something we definitely do not need for the
Now she has placed all Republican Legislators in the unenviable position
of having to support the unsupportable at the next Legislative meeting -
the approval of the Orange County Attorney contract.
This might be an opportunity to demonstrate – to the voter – the
independence of the GOP legislature. A no vote by the UC Legislature might
wake up Ms. Bernardo.
I shudder to think what the next ten months will bring forth. Roger, I
would urge prompt action on this matter and let us start moving in a
positive direction. Maybe it should be an agenda item at the next meeting.
Woodstock Republican Committee Chairman
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Bill West Has Seen Enough
This has been circulating for a few days now, but it's definitely worth highlighting for those who may not have seen it. Former chair of the Ulster Legislature Bill West has had enough of the Bernardos. West recently sent out an email to Roger Rascoe that reads as follows: