Today, Nancy Boyda sent out another campaign e-mail . . . this time it's primary focus was fundraising. She's promoting her newspaper inserts again . . . saying she will have more in depth discussions on issues. Um, Nancy, your newspaper inserts last year were primarily hit pieces on Jim Ryun, so this would actually be the first in depth discussions on issues (if you call the phantom superhighway an issue).
Then Nancy threw in a promo for Demofest . . .
And just when I thought maybe Nancy had learned her lesson, I got to the last paragraph . . .
"I wrote to you last week about my recent mission trip to Parsons, where I stayed at a local church while helping repair flood damage in Freedonia. As you may know, much of Kansas has suffered from severe weather this year. Twelve Second District counties were declared federal disaster areas after the June floods, and other regions have endured heavy rains, tornadoes, and late freezes. I ask you to join me in keeping all Kansas victims of natural disaster in your thoughts and prayers."
First, Nancy is now promoting this thing as a "mission trip." I guess she's doing that because she thinks it sounds better. She did not mention that it was a "mission trip" in her first e-mail . . .
Second, some commenters suggested Boyda wasn't calling on people to click on her fundraising link in the first e-mail . . . well, she actually did by calling their attention to visit the "links of interest" section where she had put one in on the flood relief, followed by her campaign link and CONTRIBUTION link. She could have put the flood relief link in the body of the e-mail and just left the campaigning and contributing off. But she didn't. She CHOSE to raise money from the story of these victims.
Again, I have no problem with Nancy sending out an e-mail talking about her work with flood relief, just please don't try to raise campaign money from this tragedy (twice).
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.