The Republican grapevine is abuzz with speculation of what lies in wait for the Republican committee in the very near future. A number of Hyde Park Republican committee members are privately hoping that Jean McArthur will step down along with Anne Boehm from the leadership of the committee after the recent embarrassment of the November 8th bloodbath. The Republican will be holding their annual reorganization meeting in December. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Jean and Anne will leave. A number of Republicans and Democrats alike have stated that Joe Kakish, Jean McArthur's hand picked supervisor candidate proved to be a monumental liability to the Republican cause. It has also been stated that the Republican County committee is grievously disappointed in the Hyde Park situation. Republican have quietly said that never have the Republican put up such a shallow candidate for supervisor in recent memory.