PUBLICITY FOR LAMALFA

By Bob Erickson

 

Our community was recently the target of a double-sided, colorful, beautifully and expensively produced 8.5 by 11 inch self-promotional flyer from Congressman Doug La Malfa.  I was astounded when I noticed that this was “prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.”   In fact, I asked myself if this could possibly be legal.  On checking with trusted friends, I was advised that it is.

I can only guess that the rationale for this is educating the public.  However, the content of this particular piece is so self-serving and partisan that it feels like campaign material not educational.

I have no quarrel with the Congressman telling his point of view in his own words with his, or his campaign’s money.  I do seriously question the ethics of his decision to do so at my expense and that of every other tax-payer.

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