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No, it wasn't an April Fool's Joke. It's foolish, and it's April, but it's no joke. Less than 24 hours after the Ventura County Young Republicans made an official announcement that they would host a candidates forum for Audra Strickland and Linda Parks on Tuesday, April 13th, the event now seems in doubt for the most basic of reasons--nobody confirmed the date with Supervisor Parks, and she's busy that night.
How did such an obvious thing get overlooked? I made some phone calls to find out what happened--it wasn't hard as I sit on the VCYR board--and I'm told that the chairman of the ad-hoc committee who was responsible for finding a date that fit into the candidates' schedules misread a very key sentence in an email from Supervisor Parks.
IF the 13th works is worlds away from simply, "the 13th works." Those are two very little letters that make the difference, but they completely change the meaning of her sentence.
Furthermore, it seems that the debate chairman later asked for confirmation again, Parks dutifully responded that she didn't know which date he's asking about, but she never got a response. Also, Parks' parameters were not addressed. [continue reading]
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