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You want to talk about being confused?

Try to top this.

I overheard a couple of colleagues talking and thought one had referred to long-dead rock legend Duane Allman. But the context of their coversation made that utterly baffling.

Of course, that's because they were actually talking about civic activist Duane Alton.


Anti-Tax Group’s Apology Falls Short

The Citizens for Responsible Taxation – the anti-school smear group funded by Duane Alton, who has made it his life’s mission to deny money to schools – has returned to its noble work recently, opposing school-funding measures in East Valley, Coeur d’Alene and Orchard Prairie. Orchard Prairie is a tiny district northeast of Spokane, with about 75 students in grades K through 8. It’s asking voters for a levy to help cover shortfalls in state funding, and the responsible citizens sent out one of their typical yellow, scare-headlined fliers in opposition. It said the district was asking for $2,490 over two years from the owner of a $100,000 home. Trouble is, the responsible figure is $249. Or, if you want to put it another way: $10.38 a month/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.

Question: Why do you think the smear campaign used by Duane Alton's group fail to work in the Coeur d'Alene School District election?