Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Another Connection of a VT GOP Heavy Hitter to Kevin Blier

e've found a reference to an email reportedly sent to the UVM College Republicans VRWC (cute!) by Jim Barnett, VTGOP Chairman, concerning last fall's State GOP Fall Dinner.   Seems that the contact person for a pre-dinner reception for Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) (You remember him?   The beneficiary of the voter suppression effort in the NH GOP Phone-jamming scandal? [1] [2] [3]) was none other than Kevin Blier.   Barnett directed informational inquiries be made to Kevin at his Center for American Cultural Renewal email address.

Since these things have a way of disappearing from the web after they've been discovered, we're reproducing the entire thread below:
John Sununu in Burlington
« on: November 02, 2005, 03:23:24 PM »
Sent to me by Jim Barnett. If you can go you should.


The Vermont Federation of Young Republicans is hosting a reception with special guest Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire on Saturday, November 5th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Kingsland Room at the Sheraton Burlington.

All Republicans, age 18-40 are welcome to attend. This reception will be the kick-off YR event for the 2006 elections. Come and meet Senator Sununu and get acquainted with other Young Republicans from around the state.

The State GOP's Fall Dinner will be at the hotel following the YR reception and YR's are entitled to a discounted ticket price.

For more information, please contact Kevin Blier at 775-6247 or by email at

WHAT: Young Republican Reception With Sen. John Sununu

WHEN: Saturday, November 5

TIME: 5:00-6:00PM

WHERE: Sheraton Burlington, Kingsland Room

CONTACT: Kevin Blier, 775-6247 or"
Brad Willey
Re: John Sununu in Burlington
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 08:03:44 PM »
yeah, i was gonna go.

then i learned it was $100!!!!!! no thanks. gotta go home and take care of the dogs this weekend, anyway. BTW.... a lady may be contacting you guys about a possible free ticket or two to go.

Todd VE
Re: John Sununu in Burlington
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 07:54:24 AM »
I believe there is a reception beforehand (from 5-6) that is open to all, then the dinner afterward is what the $100 is for. But they also just announced that due to the large amount of people already signed up, the price has been lowered to $35. Anyone who is interested should contact me, i'm still debating whether or not to do it...

Brad Willey
Re: John Sununu in Burlington
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005, 03:23:23 PM »
Quote from: Todd VE on November 04, 2005, 07:54:24 AM
["I believe there is a reception... "]

did you go, and how was it if you did?

Todd VE
Re: John Sununu in Burlington
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005, 08:46:50 AM »
I did go. It turns out there were two different events: one was a VT Young Republican (18-40) meeting with Sununu, then afterward there was a separate event for the VT Senate (which was $35). The meeting was free and GREAT-- I talked to Sununu for a bit, and Douglas, Dubie, Terrant(sic), and Barnet(sic) were all there. In total there were about 15 people in the room, 3 of which were Me, Greg and Rick. It was great!
Sadly for them, Kevin Blier may turn out to be the VT GOP's own "Tony Perkins" in the making.

What do fellow GOP conservatives say about The Center for American Cultural Renewal? "...(A)n organization with no Washington presence and little clout with social conservatives outside Vermont where it is based."


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