Have I ever mentioned that Tim Eyman is a lying, thieving, blowhard?
In an fundraising email cc’d to the media today, Tim calls attention to the “additional $1.8 million” in contributions reported by the No on I-892 campaign this week. He goes on to write:
This is IN ADDITION TO the massive amount already raised by the tribes
(Thursday, 8/12/2004, REBECCA COOK, Associated Press Writer. The most recent campaign finance reports show that I-892 opponents have raised more than $3 million as of July 31. Supporters of the initiative have raised only $619,000, though that report was filed at the end of June.).
If you were naive (or stupid) you would believe that the No campaign has raised over $4.8 million. The truth is, they’ve raised exactly $3,020,043.18.
Why the discrepancy? What Timmy cleverly (and intentionally) did was use the No campaign’s latest C3 report, but ignore it’s amended C4 report.
For those who don’t understand PDC nomenclature… the AP story Tim cites is simply wrong… and he knows it. And if he manages to trick a reporter into printing his implied $4.8 million figure, he’ll cite that in another lying email.
Tim Eyman is pathologically dishonest, a moral defect he shameless exploits to his own rhetorical advantage.