Former (thank you, Lord) Texas Republican congresscritter Dick Armey is a big ole hunk of ego walking around on tiny little feet. Seriously, every time I see him, I snicker.
The former minority leader and double digit IQ carrier has said some stoopid things in his life. Remember when he said that cars can commit mass murder? God forgive me, I cannot chronicle his ignorance – it’s too much work for an old woman.
Well, Dick got to cahooting with the Tea Party and ended up on the payroll of Freedom Works, a group of people who don’t believe in freedom or work.
Well, after the Tea Party got walloped in the last election, there was a splitting of the sheets between Mr. Armey and the Tea Party, who, ironically is generally also known as The Dick Armey.
The jilted lover, the first Dick Armey, wrote a snitty letter to the folks at the Other Dick Armey, where they are trying to Dick it out.
November 30, 2012
To: Matt Kibbe, President, FreedomWorks Inc.
From: Honorable Richard K. Armey
This is to inform you that as of 5:00 P.M. ET on November 30, 2012 I resign my position of Trustee at FreedomWorks, Inc. and my positions of Chairman of FreedomWorks and FreedomWorks Foundation.
As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through the expiration date (December 31, 2012) of my current consulting contract with FreedomWorks. Henceforth FreedomWorks shall be prohibited from using my name, image, or signature in any way or for any purpose without my written permission or in the event of my death, without my heirs written permission.
Effective immediately I expect that Freedom Works shall remove my name, image, and signature from all its letters, print media, postings, web sites, videos, testimonials, endorsements, fund raising materials, and social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter. I expect to receive via email at [redacted] by the close of business, December 4, 2012, all user names, passwords, security questions, and security answers for all accounts, web sites and social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, created in my name.
Effective immediately FreedomWorks is prohibited from using my booklet or any updated versions of my booklet “Hitting the Ground Running” without my written permission which I innovated while still in congress and trusted to Max Pappas to update for new member orientation. I request that FreedomWorks deliver the copy of my official congressional portrait to my home in Texas.
Yes, yes, the official congressional portrait. He only rents that out to the highest bidder.
Okay, admit it, you snickered while reading that letter. You did. You are enjoying this melt down of the Tea Party more than is proper. Yeah, me, too.
Added at 5:45 today —
“A confidential contract obtained by The Associated Press shows that Armey agreed in September to resign from his role as chairman of Washington-based FreedomWorks in exchange for $8 million in consulting fees paid in annual $400,000 installments. Dated Sept. 24, the contract specifies that Armey would resign his position at both FreedomWorks and its sister organization, the FreedomWorks Foundation, by the end of November.”
Thanks to Ellen, Carl, and David for the heads up.