The Reform Slate, headed by Ignatius Leong of Singapore, includes some of the best people in FIDE, such as Morton Sand, a lawyer from Norway, Lin Feng of China and the President of the French Chess Federation.
However, based on past experience, we know exactly what will happen to this reform slate: Bribes will be paid, votes will be bought, and Kirsan will be retained in power.
We know that in Bled, Doyle will do the same thing again. Doyle is a crook. The Executive Board must not under any circumstances authorize Doyle to go to Bled. Since Kirsan will want to pay for Doyle's trip, Doyle must be ordered not to go to Bled. If he goes anyway, even at his own expense, he should be expelled from the USCF and not allowed to run USCF rated tournaments any more.
Jim Eade is a similar case. He plans to go to Bled and to run for President of the Americas Continent. Eade is a supporter of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and he must be ordered to stay away from Bled, or else be expelled from the USCF.
Finally, there is the delegate, who actually casts our vote. Our Delegate must be told: "You must vote for Leong. Under no circumstances are you to change your vote. We do not want to hear any stories later. We know that Kirsan pays bribes and that you will come back with some plausible excuse why at the last minute circumstances arose which caused you for vote for Kirsan. We do not want to hear your stories. If you disobey our orders, you are out of the USCF forever."
Do you think that this would be clear enough? Or, would our delegate disobey orders again, take the bribe and vote for Kirsan?
"Can I have my Rolex watch now", Steve Doyle at the USCF 2002 Delegate's Meeting in Cherry Hill.
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