In order to properly commemorate Dr. Chids’ earth-shattering conversion, it would be appropriate to review the awesome “testimony” of her Damascus Road “μετάνοια” (pronounced “Metanoia”— meaning a turn-around or repentance; for those of you don’t understand Ancient Greek or the biblical reference to the conversion of St. Paul found in Acts chapter 9).
- Elizabeth Childs indeed did not register as a Republican until July 21, 2011. Below is the documentation received from Brookline Town Clerk. Note the highlighted salient information.
- On June 20, 2011 Elizabeth Childs filed a Statement of Origination with the Federal Election’s Commission.
Below is copy of page 1 of Dr. Childs’ Statement of Organization which we obtained from the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) website. Note in the upper right hand corner the time and date state stamp place on the paperwork by the FEC mail center. It is stamped June 24 2011 — 11:00 AM. Also note about halfway down the page just left of center is the date it was filled out and sent. We’ve highlighted it orange so you can’t miss it. And indeed the date is 6/20/2011.
- Elizabeth Childs first decided to run for Congress, then she filed papers with the FEC so she could start raising money. And one month later, she saw fit to become a Republican. Gee, must have been an after thought… Oops!
NOTE: Submission of false, erroneous, or incomplete information may subject the person signing this Statement to the penalties of 2 U.S.C. §437g.
- Elizabeth Childs stated (through her authorized Treasurer) that she was indeed a Republican Candidate for the United States House of Representatives. But in fact she wasn’t a Republican. She wouldn’t become a Republican for another month. This constitutes false and erroneous information on a Federal Election Commission’s document.
Now exactly what the legal consequence for her and her treasurer may be, is not for us to decide or speculate about. However, it does speak volumes about Elizabeth Childs’ motivation, forthrightness, and yes her lack of transparency.
In early June of 2012, Sean Bielat issued a press release in response to the attacks made by the Childs Campaign with respect to his former association with the Democrat Party. He also asked Dr. Childs to explain why she registered as a Republican on July 21 2011, roughly one month after filing her FEC Statement of Organization. Childs’ campaign has since obfuscated and accused the Bielat campaign of spreading false rumors. Well it turns out that this was neither rumor nor false. We’ve shown you the documentation to prove it.
But it gets better folks. During the debate broadcast on 7/13/2012 on the Jeff Katz Radio program, Elizabeth Childs stated:
For months Dr. Childs has been telling us this lovely, little, heart-warming story about how she called Sean Bielat during the Summer of 2011 and decided to run only after he told her that he wasn’t running.
REALLY! Well that’s kind of interesting isn’t it? She filed with the FEC on last day of Spring in 2011. We can presume she didn’t wake up on June 20th and say: “I have a great idea! I think I’ll run for Congress.” So she had to have made this decision weeks if not months before! So even that little story about asking Mr. Bielat’s blessing before deciding to run, appears to be less than than accurate.
Even-still, just as the Angels dance at the salvation of a single sinner, we also rejoice that Elizabeth Childs saw the light and became a Republican. We are always willing to applaud a new sister coming in to our Republican fold.
However, as we join Doctor Childs in celebrating this 1-year anniversary of her born-again Republicanism, we exhort her to bring forth the fruits of true repentance. Admitting the truth is the first of 12 steps for a recovering Democrat. So tell us the truth Elizabeth and we’ll all applaud you as you proudly walk up and receive your 1-year chip.