Scales For Council, District 4Of course, no good deed goes unpunished. Rather than accept Scales' comment as sincere, Terry Burns, an unabashed Democratic partisan and publisher of the blog Indianapolis Times declares Scales is lying when she says she has no knowledge of the contents of the mailings by the Republican Party.
It's important to me that you know...
I did not approve or authorize the campaign mailers that were directed at my opponent. I am grieved by their tone and content.
It was never my desire to respond in kind to the negative and misleading postcards that targeted me.
It was my decision to clear up falsehoods attacking my record as Councillor in as straightforward a manner as possible.
I implored other parties not to "go negative" with their planned responses. In the end, I did not have control over what was sent out.
I have served as your Councillor with integrity. That is how I wish to continue. I am paying for this card with the hope you will understand and accept, that I had nothing to do with the mailers targeting my opponent.
It's important to me that you know.
City County Councillor, District 4
Paid for and Authorized by Scales For Council, District 4
|Lawrence Township Constable|
and Blogger Terry Burns
Burns, who has served as executive director of the Marion County Democratic Party and communications director for the Indiana Democratic Party, undoubtedly knows that parties don't run attack pieces by candidates. Yet he chooses to pretend he doesn't know and says Scales heart-felt apology is a ruse. I don't mind the fact that Burns is a partisan. But there is a way of standing up for your party without using a heart felt apology by an opponentt as yet more campaign fodder, especially when you flat out lie in the process.
When she learned of below the unfair mailings her party sent against her opponent, Christine Scales publicly apologized for them. Meanwhile, her opponent, Kostas Poulakidas, has said not one word about the underhanded, pretend postcards from Scales, sent from her supposed residence in Florida.
Scales is a class act. Her heart felt apology is more evidence of who the voters should vote for in Council District 4.