Sometime during my tenure in Peterborough — the specific year is lost to history — I ran for election as a School Trustee for the Peterborough County Board of Education. While I was certainly interested in and passionate about education, I must admit that my primary motivation was the urging of my friend Simon, who assured me that there were only 7 nominations for 8 positions, and thus I would be acclaimed. Needless to say, a lot of nominations came in at the last minute, and I had to wage a campaign.
Pictured are both sides of a double-sided 8-1/2 by 11 inch handbill that I produced on a very early laser printer, then blew up with a photocopier, and printed on a Gestetner (a sort of bridge technology between printing press, spirit-master duplicator and photocopier). And that was my hastily-conceived “platform” there on the right.
I came 13th.
A worthy effort, but I wonder if your poor placing had anything to do with the third bulleted “statement” of your supported positions. A quick read could lead someone to conclude that amongst the positives (environment, peace) you advocate integrating into curriculum you also support “itegration of….racism”. Unintentional, of course, but nonetheless a case of “one of these things is not like the other…”
Good eyes, Mitch. You’ve uncovered my secret racist campaign ;-)
And you have put up such a good cover over your many hundreds of postings. Who’da thunk ? I wonder if this is anything like the confirmation hearings in the US: “We seem to have published evidence, Mr. R., that you advocate the integration of racism into school curricula…” Though, on second thought, amongst a certain segment of elected official, that might actually grease the wheels.