Sunday, April 23, 2006

The RNCC is still running ads against Francine Busby that show their desperation. They're vile, imo. Here's an excerpt from an email from her campaign email list.

The NRCC and lobbyist Brian Bilbray have sunk to a new low in
their latest ad. In addition to falsely attacking Francine on
her record on education, they accuse her of sympathizing with a
teacher accused of possessing child pornography. This claim is
despicable and couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Claim 1: Francine sympathized with a teacher accused of
possessing child pornography.

The Truth: Francine and the Cardiff School Board took immediate
action and had the teacher removed from the classroom. He never
taught again - end of story.

Claim 2: Under Francine's supervision, the school district
deficit increased.

The Truth: California law requires that School Districts adopt a
balanced budget. They are also required to maintain a reserve
equivalent to 3% of total expenditures. In the time Francine
has been on the School Board, Cardiff Schools have never allowed
their reserve to dip below 5% - 2% more than is actually

Claim 3: Busby voted to layoff teachers.

The Truth: Initial layoff notices are required in March, with
final notices in May. Districts must project enrollments and
determine staffing needs long before they know their final
revenues for the current year. As a result, school districts
are required to give notices as a precautionary measure even
though layoffs may never take place.

Three claims - Three shameless lies. Expect more of the same in
the next 6 weeks from these corrupt Washington insiders who want
more of the same in Washington for years to come.

Bill Boyer, one of the 16 Republican candidates running in the
Special Election on April 11th, demonstrated his integrity by
making this statement "While I do not support this ad, had
nothing to do with its creation...Ms. Busby has my apologies...I
am embarrassed to acknowledge the Republican endorsement trailer
on the ad."


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