. . . from one Ronald Reisterer (sent out apparently to the entire convention delegation):
Open Letter To Republican Delegates, The Saul I Know:
On Saturday May 19th you will be electing a National Committeeman to represent Michigan Republicans in Washington DC. I am asking that you do NOT vote for Saul Anuzis.
In 1987 I was the 3rd District Coordinator for Pat Robertson's Freedom Council. At that time Saul Anuzis approached me as the manager of Congressman Jack Kemp's Presidential campaign in Michigan to ask for an alliance. Anybody but Bush he declared as he offered his services. I was immediately captivated by his charisma. Saul asked that the Freedom Council support him in HIS bid to become the chair of the 3rd District Republican Party. In exchange, he PROMISED to support the Freedom Council's bid to change the Republican Party's rules to make it easier for new people to get involved. We were successful in electing Saul to the 3rd District Chair.
Unfortunately after a few weeks in office, Saul broke every promise he made to the Freedom Council delegation that supported him. He distanced himself from the alliance he no longer needed. When the battle for new rules ensued, Saul switched sides and supported the establishment. From my experience, Saul cannot be trusted. His mission is the advancement of himself.
Saul makes a nice speech, writes a fine letter, and makes bold promises. He is energetic, clever, and smart. But like many politicians of his ilk, what he says is quite different from what he does. For example, he says that he is "grounded in Austrian free-market economics..." and that he is "a constitutional conservative, and a strict constructionist who believes in our Founding Fathers vision of the Constitution as expounded upon in the Federalist Papers."
In spite of his aforementioned beliefs, Saul abandoned his principles and launched a short-lived effort to BAN Ron Paul (the champion of the Austrian Economics and the Constitution) from taking part in the Republican Presidential Debates in 2008 when he saw an opportunity to ingratiate himself to the front-running Giuliani Campaign. Today, when asked about this, he unashamedly says, "it's not true." Then without a pause, Saul explains that he misunderstood what Ron Paul said in his debate with Giuliani about the causes of the 9/11 attack. Saul then says that he apologized for his action. Now I find this amusing and confusing. Saul is an educated, experienced, and articulate leader. If he didn't understand what Ron Paul said, why didn't he ask him BEFORE he made his comments to the National Press. He was there that night. And if Saul was not guilty of trying to have Ron Paul removed from the debates, why did he feel it necessary to apologize?
Listen to the exchange between Paul and Giuliani and see if you hear what Saul says he heard, that Paul blamed Americans for the attacks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQrwKr_b4Lg
Yes Saul is a "Movement Conservative" as he claims, when THE MOVEMENT IS SAUL!
To Anuzis words like Liberty, Constitution, Sound Money and Limited Government are tools used to gain support during a campaign and then discarded in favor of whatever will advance himself. Do NOT be fooled again by Saul Anuzis. Elect a National Committeeman who will not compromise principle for position.
To elevate Saul Anuzis once again to a position of national leadership in the Party would indicate that it's still business as usual.
I heartily recommend Dave Agema. He is a man of his word.
Van Buren County Precinct Delegate