I don’t disagree with a thing you said – how do we get the party mandarins to recognize how foolish this all looks to the outside world?
Why the hell would you remove negative postings about those who currently hold or seek office? You can attribute the lack of success in the Republican directly to many of those individuals.
You have numerous candidates for office (Bob McDonnell is the first candidate which comes to mind) who either sponsored or voted for legislation to allow non-attorney employees of a state agency to engage in the practice of law — a power no other similarly-situated non-attorney employee has throughout Virginia.
Additionally, because McDonnell failed to adequately oversee this particular agency, the legislation he requested, above, was implemented in such a manner (retroactively) so as to constitute either a Bill of Attainder or an ex post facto law.
I for one, will do my best to ensure McDonnell's not elected as the Governor of Virginia.
It is very concerning to me that you would even think of removing such information whether it be in your "mission statement" or not.