Thursday, January 10, 2008

Olentangy for Kids, spinning along for the ride

It's interesting, the Olentangy for Kids committee used to be about facts and honest campaigning. Now it's just another cog in the district's spin machine.

Just two days ago the OFK site made this statement: Click on the above link for a full listing of the dramatic cuts the district would be forced to make in the event of an issue failure. (emphasis added)

Yesterday, after noting my previous post, they've changed it to this: Click on the above link for a full listing of the dramatic cuts the district plans to make in the event of an issue failure. (emphasis added)


Though, despite that change, they still include this subsequent sentence: The long list below represents only a portion of the losses the district would incur. (emphasis added)

If the committee wants to be forthright, it had better correct this statement so that it also rings true. The district incurs those losses only if the board backs Davis's plan to punish parents; punish them for demanding fiscal accountability by voting NO in March, when a levy is not needed.

So, the committee admits that the superintendent is lying, er, spinning a tall tale, yet the committee is still willing to go along for the ride. Haven't you figured him out by now? Regardless, spinning and obfuscating is not the honest way to campaign across the fence. Don't your friends and neighbors deserve more?

note: Here is the Thursday version from the OFK website, posted for your review.



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