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Fake Endorsement Claims By Incumbents...Who Can You Trust?

Original post made by Looking4Truth, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Oct 30, 2006

Incumbent Slate Mails Four Fictitious Flyers to Menlo Park Residents

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Posted by Dick Poe
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 3, 2006 at 3:52 pm

Dear Messrs. Robinson, Cline, & Bressler. I am an officer of Menlo Park Matters. Yes, we proudly purchased a so-called "slate mailer" which endorsed Lee Duboc, Mickie Winkler, and John Boyle - in fact we purchased several, one for Democrats, one for Republicans, one for Independents, and one for absentee voters.

Calling it a "scandal" and a "fake endorsement" is an affront and borders on hysterics. I assure you that Menlo Park Matters has enthusiastically endorsed Boyle, Duboc, and Winkler – even moreso after observing the kind of smear campaign you have run.

I note that your shocking press release failed to mention that one of your endorsers, former councilmember Paul Collacchi, and former councilmember Steve Schmidt were endorsed by similar slate mailers during their campaigns, and that Ira Ruskins has appeared in one in the current election year.

You also conveniently failed to mention that the mailer expressly stated on the front in capital letters that it was not an endorsement by any political party, that it contained a large photo on the cover depicting our esteemed Senator, Diane Feinstein, and that the inside contained the names of many major politicians in California.

Are you accusing them of scandal and fakery? Are you accusing Senator Feinstein? Do you, Mr. Cline, Mr. Robinson & Mr. Bressler, have the ethics to run for Menlo Park City Council? Do you have the judgment?