Yep, that’s the word they used. “Purge.”

In a post on the Young Americans for Freedom blog, it was announced today that the group has “voted to purge Rep. Ron Paul” from its National Advisory Board because of his “delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.”

YAF was founded by William F. Buckley in 1960 as a conservative counterweight to the liberal student activist organizations of its day.

Update | Ron Paul won the CPAC presidential straw poll today. His political director had this to say about the purge: “I hadn’t heard of YAF doing anything in years, I thought they were defunct.”