Audio highlight: Steve Albertson interviewPolitics

This past weekend, the Republican Party of Virginia met to vote on whether party chairman Jeff Frederick should be removed from office.

By a vote of 57-18, with one pass, the measure carried at 76%. The threshold for removal is 75%.

Steve Albertson, a staff member and blogger for the Republican Party of Virginia, discussed the impact of the vote on the upcoming planning for the RPV convention and the fallout for staff members.

  • Steve Albertson

    JR- I’m not a member of the RPV staff (and never have been). I’m just a volunteer activist. I offered my volunteer services to the party last summer, and was later asked to contribute to the RPV blog. I’m also a member of the RPVs’ New Media Committee. That’s it.

    I’m employed full time as a lawyer at a private firm in Washington, DC. Sorry if I’ve left you with any other impressions.

  • http://bearingdrift.com JR Hoeft

    Thanks for the clarification, Steve.

    While I was interviewing you, I wasn’t 100% certain how involved on the staff you were, but you were answering my staff-related questions…so I made an assumption.

    Regardless, I don’t think it changes what you said: convention is still going to go on as planned, new media will participate, not likely to see wholesale changes on the staff anytime soon.

  • Steve Albertson

    No problem, J.R. Completely understandable.

    Just so you know, I wasn’t angling for an interview when I strolled up to introduce myself. In fact, I had been in the building for less than a minute, and I had thought your broadcast ended at 2:00 PM. I didn’t know we were in an interview until you introduced me to your listeners! Next time, I promise I’ll have something more interesting to say! :-)

    I’ve said it before, but you should be very proud of the work you put into this. You outdid the establishment media and everyone else on this important topic by several orders of magnitude, and set a great example for the burgeoning conservative New Media movement.