Four days ago, after waiting eight weeks for a written response from Unity08 staffers Anya T. Harris and Shane Kinkennon, I publicly posted a pledge to the Unity08 message boards and asked Unity08 to agree to it. It’s a simple pledge for those who are really engineering a movement for their country’s sake, and not engineering a movement for their own sake. The pledge is called the Safe Money Pledge, and it goes like this:
SAFE MONEY PLEDGE
We pledge that no Unity08 corporate leader, member of the Unity08 Foundersâ€™ Council, or member of the Unity08 Rules Committee will pursue or accept payment or other compensation for any work in the campaign of a Unity08 nominee, or for work in the administration of a Unity08 White House.
A very simple pledge, and if those members of the Unity08 corporate leadership and associated councils were really doing their bit for the best of the country, they’d have no problem agreeing to it.
If, on the other hand, Unity08 staffers and council members were interested either in a vault to personal political power, or in their “fair” share of the hundreds of millions of dollars in consulting contracts handed out during a presidential campaign, they wouldn’t want to touch the Safe Money Pledge with a ten foot pole. And that, by the way, would be a pretty good indication that your money wouldn’t be safe with them.
As of today, if you try to follow a link to the Safe Money Pledge on the Unity08.com web site, you will only find a page that reads “Not Found.” That’s because Unity08 deleted my post rather than respond to it.
On Unity08.com, you can find a wide variety of posts calling for white nativist supremacy, christian theocracy, deportation of American babies, and all sorts of other wild-eyed policy positions.
But when I ask Unity08 staffers and council members to commit to not using Unity08 as a vehicle for their personal amibitions, they delete the request.
I can’t look into the minds of Unity08 staffers and council members to see their intentions. You’ll have to ask them why they deleted the Safe Money Pledge. And if they won’t answer you, you’ll have to figure it out for yourself.