Republican Party Intrigue
Last week, the Chairman of the Utah State Republican Party's Central committee's Constitution and Bylaws Committee announced that no proposed amendments to the state party constitution or bylaws would be considered at the next convention unless they receive the endorsement of that committee. This move by Committee Chairman John Solomon was endorsed by State Party Chair Joe Cannon and ends the longstanding Utah Republican Party practice of allowing state delegates and central committee members to propose amendments. At the meeting, when National Committeewoman Nancy Lord said she was "deeply troubled" by the new rule, Senator Chris Bramble was quick to retort that he was "deeply troubled" that some party members can waste everybody's time by bringing up the same issues year after year at the convention. God forbid someone should waste Senator Bramble's time by participating in the political process.