Wow, a first. I just phoned Oregonians in Action at 503-620-0258, a group that I despise.
But I stifled my urge to barf when I heard their answering machine fire up this evening, because I wanted to urge them to comply with a request made today by Robert Klonoff, dean of the School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.
Klonoff is deeply irked that Oregonians in Action used the school's name in a mailing sent by James Huffman, a law school professor.
In a press release issued today, Klonoff calls on OIA to send a letter of correction to all households that received the previous mailing to clarify that the anti-Measure 49 message didn't represent the position of the law school.
Klonoff lays it on the duplicitous OIA'ers.
Fair debate requires that all participants represent their ideas with integrity and sincerity. The misuse of our name by Oregonians in Action violates that fundamental principle. It is deeply troublesome that the group would mislead voters in an attempt to garner support on this controversial issue. They must correct the record immediately.
So I urge you to pick up a phone, dial 503-620-0258, and tell Oregonians in Action to get cracking on the correction letter.
I told OIA that even though their reputation has sunk about as low as it could possibly go, given all the lies their campaign has been caught making, they might be able to rise a bit above garbage pit level if they expeditiously send out the mea culpa letter.
[Next morning update: A neighbor just told me about calling OIA and being connected with Dave Hunnicutt, the head honcho. Her daughter is a first year law student at Lewis & Clark. She'd read the press release from Dean Klonoff, where he demands that OIA send out a correction letter to everyone who got the first misleading one.
She explains her concern to Hunnicutt. Soon he's interrupting and talking over her. He says, "I've talked with the dean." Well, obviously not recently. Then Hunnicutt says "You're wasting my time" and hangs up on her. Typical OIA modus operandi. Act like a jerk, lie and mislead people, mess with the facts, don't face your own B.S.]