I got an email today from the Powers camp including a list of things which Jack Davis reportedly said …

But the very first thing on the list …

“I think we should increase the retirement age.”
WLVL, 10/26/04

As I’ve previously discussed, that comment is taken completely out of context and the Powers’ camp use of it is misleading at best … a blatant lie at worst. Either way, if they’ve heard the quote in it’s entirety, they know its not true. And if they haven’t heard it in it’s entirety, then shame on them.

Anyway … I shot a message back to the Powers camp and have included it below:

Now, Victoria … given that I’m very familiar with the first quote … and know it was taken completely out of context … and has been previously debunked on FactCheck.org … and you ignored my request to have a roundtable discussion – despite Jon suggesting just such a thing in the Niagara Gazette … meanwhile hitting Davis for avoiding another roundtable … why would I be inclined to believe anything else in this – or any other press release?

I must admit, I’m quite disappointed in this campaign … which I had previously had faith in. I’m just being honest. I hope you will, too.

I haven’t heard back from them. I don’t really expect to.

And I haven’t attached the rest of the Powers email … cause, frankly, I don’t know how much – if any of it – is accurate.

2 thoughts on “Powers camp continues to use misleading material …”
  1. John Gerken had to know it’s untrue. He ran Davis’ campaign in 2006, and was on the receiving end of a very similar GOP ad (that Gerken never responded to).

    Late in the 2006 campaign, The Buffalo News ran an article on this smear and called it untrue, yet Powers now recycles an attack his buddy/campaign manager knows to be false – in willful and malicious disregard for the truth.

    “Leadership by example.”

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