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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Saturday Night Massacre at MaxFund



mr_ed:  Sorry, doggies, but I gotta butt in here.

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Saturday Night Massacre?

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35 years ago, President Nixon told Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Archibald Cox.  Richardson had appointed Cox independent special prosecutor for the Watergate break-in.

Richardson had promised Congress that he wouldn't interfere with Cox, so he refused the President's order and resigned in protest.

Nixon then told Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire Cox.  Ruckelshaus had made the same promise to Congress, so he refused and resigned as well.

Nixon finally got satisfaction from the number three man in the Justice Department, Solicitor General Robert Bork.  Bork hadn't made any promises to Congress.  Cox was fired.

The media dubbed the loss of Richardson, Ruckelshaus, and Cox in one weekend the Saturday Night Massacre.



Details are sketchy at this time, as they say in the media, but it sure sounds to me as though MaxFund had its own version of the Saturday Night Massacre, but on a Tuesday night.

MaxFund apparently has an Advisory Committee as well as a Board of Directors. I hadn't heard of the Committee before, but it seems to hold the trump cards.

As told to me, the Committee decided to fire Lori Moss, who's been something like the operational head of MaxFund and also its shelter manager.

- The Advisory Committee told the Board of Directors to fire Lori Moss;

- The Board of Directors refused;

- The Advisory Committee disbanded the Board of Directors


Lori hadn't been fired as of 10:19 Tuesday night, but....

Full disclosure: I like Lori, I consider her a friend, and I strongly disagree with firing her.



I've volunteered with MaxFund for maybe a year and a half, and this isn't the first or second abrupt dismissal of top people that I've witnessed. Never mind the ones that I've heard about happening before I started there.

But this one takes the cake ... if, indeed, there's any cake to be taken.

Since MaxFund politics have nothing to do with Tucker or Sinjin, I won't make it a cause célèbre of this blog. But I'm really steamed and wouldn't have been able to get to sleep without working off some energy on the issue.

Since I'm Volunteer of the Month and all.

Now what do I do?

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p.s. - it's snowing

3 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

As Tubey would say, people are stoopid -

Why let animals suffer due to stoopid politikhs -

Did I mention people are stoopid?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEss: Nixon was not a khrook! He was stoopid!

Ha rooo roooo ROOOOO!

Kapp pack said...

That really sucks! They need to remember they are there to help the animals!

Woo woo, KA

Holly said...

Why doesn't the Board of Directors fire the Advisory Committee!! Haroorooroo!!

I'm sorry to hear about your friend! I think she should stand up and fight!!!

And yes, I agree with Khyra, people are stupid. Especially advisory committee people.

Holly