James Young has been bulldogging the Jeff Dion campaign in order to get clarification about the biography published on Jeff Dion’s campaign website and reported to local media. So far there’s been no response, which increasingly lends credibility to the theory that Jeff Dion has been somewhat artfully lying to the voters. James writes:
Likewise, a prospective public official’s frankness in his or her public pronouncements, particularly in something as elemental as his biography, is important to voters. And if Dion is misrepresenting himself and his custody status by artful obfuscation, voters are entitled to know that, as well. If voters and constituents are presented with a candidate whose every statement must be parsed for alternate and perhaps contradictory meanings (see, i.e., the Great Prevaricator AKA Bill Clinton), then they should know that before entering the voting booth. If Dion can’t even tell the truth about his custody status and is publicizing false impressions, how can voters hope to assess his qualifications and policy prescriptions as a predicate to making an informed choice? In short, what else is Jeff Dion lying about?
It has been reported to me, as recently as this evening, that Dion does not have custody of his children from his previous marriage. Yet the bio remains unchanged. And seems specifically and intentionally designed to leave the false impression that he does.
Definitive answers are available in the public record. I guess we’re going to have to bring that record to the public since Jeff Dion is unwilling to clarify these questions himself. This ought to be interesting…
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