Last week we all took a little time to look back at Gopal Krishna’s first go around with the Republican Party of Iowa. If you weren’t around then or didn’t read my posts on the subject you just have to know it wasn’t what some would call constructive, and Krishna ultimately faced removal from his post as Co-Chair and resigned from the Party.
I’m told that Mr. Krishna was angered with my posts on his time at the party and told people it was a bunch of lies. What’s a blogger to do, I don’t think posting a couple Yepsen articles, and a run down from the SCC meeting which sought his removal, and a letter form the Co-Chair of the party and a majority of the people on the SCC is spreading lies, but letting people know about past events.
I was a little surprised to see Krishna tell the Iowa Independent that there was never a Krishna/Sporer slate, and he’s not even decided that he’s running for chair. These are bold faced lies. Lets look at the time line of events last week.
First Grant posted about the “secret meeting” in which the Krishna/Sporer slate was discussed. This piqued my interest for a number of reasons but I didn’t write about it because I didn’t have a source but know that Grant wouldn’t have posted the story if there wasn’t truth behind it. Then SCC member David Chung chimed in with this post, which included the following:
The other issue of course is the election of a new party chairman. Yesterday, Grant Young (aka G$) over at Questions, Comments and Insults, scooped everyone by making public the slate of Gopal Krishna as chairman and Ted Sporer as co-chair.
After reading those comments from a SCC who would shoot down false rumors I moved forward with my posts. So while Gopal lies to the Iowa Independent and say’s he’s not running, SCC member Bill Anderson told the Sioux City Journal that Krishna has asked for his support.
In the Iowa Independent, Krishna said that bloggers like Grant and I are lying and trying to divide the party. He said, “we can express opinions without bashing people.” If properly vetting a candidate who seeks to lead the Party is “bashing” and trying to tear the party about then I’m fine with that.
It seems that Mr. Krishna has some trouble with the truth, which is why I have a problem with him being the leader of the Republican Party in Iowa.