Was amused to read in Salient this interview with Rick Giles:
You have since been stood down as President of Act on Campus. Is that right?
No, I’m still president, but unfortunately my vice-president, and a couple of guys on my executive, mid-week from the first week decided this was embarrassing, and they set up their own version of Act on Campus. So we’ve got some nasty in fighting going on, but I am still recognised by the Act Party as the president, and I’ve got more members than they do. There are lots of arguments that can be had, but we’re trying to figure that one out. Unfortunately, they’ve got the keys to the website, but I still consider myself president and I’m doing my best to work that one out.
This is great – just like a South American stand off – two rival Presidents both claiming to be the legitimate President. Will the UN get involved?
Even funnier, is Rick has blogged a chat transcript between himself and rival President Peter McCaffrey:
[4/2/2010 12:22:36 PM] Peter McCaffrey: if i hadn’t have done that, you would have been kicked out yesterday, no question
[4/2/2010 12:22:51 PM] Rick: Using force is against our philosophy, isn’t it?
[4/2/2010 12:23:01 PM] Rick: The free-market ideal is to voluntarily discuss
[4/2/2010 12:23:05 PM] Peter McCaffrey: democratically voting to remove someone isn’t using force rick
[4/2/2010 12:23:15 PM] Rick: To get people to change their minds through reason, not force them to make changes to behaviour.
Oh I love it when libertarians argue 🙂
For what is worth, I understand the ACT Party Leader and President recognise Peter is now the President of Act on Campus.