So what did happen at the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee on November 19?
Here's how Steve Greenhut described it in his November 25 Commentary column:
After former Cypress Councilman Mike McGill drafted a resolution calling for a Carona resignation, party leaders convinced him to soften the measure to gain wider support. So McGill introduced a resolution that called on the sheriff to take leave until the federal charges are resolved. It was weak, but it would have extended the time the sheriff would vacate his office and at least open up a debate about the sheriff's behavior.