In my earlier post I mentioned the Sarah Palin connection to the takeover of the GOP, but, believe it or not, that might NOT be the most troubling connection.
You see the guy that took over Republican Chairman Randy Ruedrich's old job is a man by the name of Russ Millette. Who is Russ Millette you might ask?
Here is what the Alaska Dispatch had to say about Millette:
Millete is little known in Alaska’s political circles, although he said in an Alaska Dispatch interview that he’s been working in politics since 1964, the year he volunteered for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s campaign.
Millete came to Alaska in 1975, left the state in the 1990s, and returned in 2005. His jobs have ranged from substitute teacher to youth minister. The choice to enter politics as a party official, he said, was the result of a “tug from God.”
Sounds fairly harmless don't you think?
|New GOP Chairman Russ Millette|
Not so fast.
Here is what the Mudflats dug up on Mr. Millette:
Russ Millette, 67, has been elected to replace Ruedrich. In addition to being the heir apparent of the dynasty, he is/was also a “team member” of a group called GiveMeLiberty.org (the We the People project), at least as recently as 2009. One of the other team members is… wait for it… one Mr. Schaeffer Cox, who is currently a disgruntled “sovereign citizen” awaiting trial for plotting to kill federal judges.
What? Russ Millette is connected to Schaeffer Cox? The SAME Schaeffer Cox currently standing trial on charges of domestic terrorism? Yup, he sure is.
That should not be terribly surprising as Schaeffer Cox has been a Ron Paul supporter for quite some time now, and was even interviewed about Paul in February of 2008:
"I think Ron Paul is awesome," says Schaeffer Cox, a 23-year-old who leads an unofficial group supporting the Republican presidential candidate here. "He's not the most dynamic, rock-star kind of guy -- but he's got ideas."
Now apparently sometime after this interview, and after the failed Joe Miller/Sarah Palin Republican party coup in March of that year, Schaeffer Cox became a paid Ron Paul staff member. Something which I learned from an inside source and which you can confirm by clicking on the Give Me Liberty website, and then clicking the "details" button next to Francis "Schaeffer" Cox's name, where you will read this:
General Contractor/Owner of Residential Construction Company
Student of Hayek, Mises, Rothbard
Led Ron Paul campaign for Alaska
Founded the 2nd Amendment Task Force which now has 7,000 members
Founder/Board Member of Interior Alaska Conservative Coalition
As I understand it, part of Schaeffer Cox's responsibilities as a paid staffer was to recruit new members into the Ron Paul campaign for 2012. One of those recruits, you guessed it, was Russ Millette.
So apparently Millette did NOT enter politics as a result of a "tug from God" but instead as the result of a "shove from Schaeffer Cox."
In the words of my source, "Ron Paul did not just take over the Republican party, Schaeffer Cox just did." I was also told that Millette is not the ONLY Cox operative currently working inside today's Alaska GOP.
Never a dull moment in Alaska politics now is there? And isn't it even more interesting that the other well know name attached to this GOP takeover was none other than Sarah Palin butt boy Joe Miller?
And as we have already demonstrated there is definitely a connection between Joe Miller and Cox, though the depth of that connection has not yet been revealed.
Stray tuned folks I think we have only seen the tip of this particular iceberg.