Skvarla sweeps Dems off board, replaces with Republicans

But it had nothing to do with politics, of course:

But Ross has her own suspicions. The booted members were all registered Democrats, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. Of the new members who are registered voters, all are Republican. “I can’t speak for DENR,” Ross said. “What I do know is that I’m a registered Republican, and I have to say I suspect that was the reason I was kept on the board.”

But the Pigeon River Fund isn’t a political board. Its members are tasked with reviewing grant applications, visiting sites and deciding which projects to fund. The members tend to be united by their knowledge of or interest in water quality, not by their politics. “Politics never came in, I can tell you that,” Melville said. “The recommendations [for board appointees] came in from people that had an interest in the water quality.”

We'll see about that. Local or county GOP party officials have never been adept at hiding their motives, because the only way they stay in power is if everybody knows how influential they are. Film at eleven.


That was easy...

Two of the "community representatives" on the new board are the Chairman and Secretary of the Madison County Republican Party:

Current Madison County Republican
Executive Committee Officers:

Matthew Wechtel, Chairman

Elizabeth Tilley, Secretary

Yeah, no politics were involved in the selections.

Politics never came in

The chairman and secretary of the Madison County Republican party are known far and wide for their interest in water quality.

Why don't they just abandon their pretense? Skvarla sure did.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

You know, the SBI ...

.. might have to look into this eventually. Oh ... wait ....