VanBlog has posted a letter House Democrats have sent to House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt:
January 24, 2006
Representative Richard DeBolt
Washington State House of Representatives
Dear Representative DeBolt:
We, the undersigned members of the House of Representatives, have been the targets of your campaign committee in recent days. Because we refused to bring to the floor a bill that had not received a public hearing as of that date, a bill that most members had not even seen or read, we are being accused of “refusing to impose life sentences for violent sex predators.”
It is an egregious lie, frankly, and unworthy of the good people in your caucus.
However, we are not the true victims of this action. Thousands of families in Washington received phone calls and postcards falsely warning of a “violent predator” living in their communities. Parents we’ve spoken with were unnecessarily alarmed; children seeing the postcard were needlessly frightened.
Fear-mongering, exploiting children for political gain, lying to the public