My hat is off to Chuck Millham. Anyone that can get under PARD's skin so badly MUST be doing something right.
Today, "Baghdad Chris" Lupke, the PARD Minister of Disinformation, had a SECOND letter to the editor published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News refuting the allegations Millham brought against PARD in his last two "Their View" columns. Other recent letters from PARDners (Janet Damm, Joan Harris, et. al.) have done the same thing.
Professor Lupke does not refute that the Whitman County Democratic Party actively helped Judy Krueger and Gary Johnson. He just juvenilely whines about how the Republicans also helped Ann Heath. The Whitman County Republican Party never officially endorsed any city council candidate and no one in a leadership position ever worked on any city council campaign. That's simply an outrageous lie. What is it with the Left? Anytime they lose an election, it can't possibly be their fault. It MUST be some "vast right-wing conspiracy".
Then he personally attacks Millham in general. Very sad. Lupke suggests that editors at the Daily News start censoring Chuck Millham's column. What?? The Daily Evergreen has virtually become PARD's mouthpiece. Lupke himself had a column in the Evergreen a few weeks back in which he claimed Wal-Mart was going to "destroy the public education system". How about T.V. Reed in another column claiming Target was coming to Pullman? Talk about "blatant misrepresentations of the truth" and "falsehoods that do not belong in print".
I do agree with Lupke in that I too am growing weary of having to correct PARD's "unsubstantiated innuedos".
My message to PARD is simple: GET OVER IT!!! YOU LOST!!!!!
You decided to turn the city council election into a referendum on Wal-Mart. Then you got an old-fashioned butt-whupping at the ballot box. People in Pullman want a Wal-Mart. At the very least, they don't want arrogant and intellectually elitist Ph.D's telling them where they can and cannot shop. Don't you get it yet???
You were the ones that politicized the city council race. Don't get upset if Republicans (and some Democrats) took umbrage and worked/voted for Ann Heath in response.
The last time Lupke pontificated publicly and denied Chuck Millham's allegations of PARD's union affiliations, a story ran the next day in the Daily Evergreen about how a UFCW member spoke at PARD's screening of the anti-Wal-Mart movie. Oops.
So what shoe will drop next? Go to the Public Disclosure Commission web site here and conduct a search for "HEATH ANN M" then conduct one for "KRUEGER MARGARET J." Ann Heath has filed all of her campaign finance reports, and I can't find the Whitman County Republican Party listed among the donors. I see some individual Republicans, as well as some individual Democrats, and some people with no political affiliation.
Judy Krueger has yet to file a report.