On Monday evening, reporters received two vastly different press releases from members of Eagle Forum, the conservative interest group. One, sent by Anne Cori, the group’s newly appointed executive director, alleged that a telephone meeting between Eagle Forum board members held that afternoon “[ensured] that Eagle Forum will continue long into the future as a viable force.” The other, sent by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum’s 91-year-old founder, called that same meeting “improper,” “unprecedented,” and “invalid.”
This afternoon, according to the 91-year-old conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, the board of Eagle Forum—including a shadowy faction of anti-Schlafly board members, known around Eagle Forum as the “Gang of 6”—will hold a secretive telephone meeting. Although she will be on the call, Schlafly can’t say for sure what’s on the agenda for the meeting, but the board is not convening to oust her from the organization she founded 44 years ago. She hopes.