David W. Hedrick, who claims to be the current leading Republican candidate in the Washington State 3rd Congressional District, touted writing and publishing a children’s book, the Liberal Clause some time ago, designed to help conservative families teach their children the pitfalls of liberalism. Or, so he claimed.
It turns out that some people who do not support his run for office, questioning his qualifications ordered the book for family members thinking that in spite of their personal forebodings on his character, the book might be a useful tool. Unbeknownst to them until AFTER payment was made; they were actually making a contribution to his campaign. Nothing on the books sale site discloses to purchasers that they are in fact making a contribution to his campaign.
From the time you look at the books site, all the way through ordering it, you are not told at any step that you are actually making a campaign contribution until after you purchase the book.
After making payment, they each received the following email.
Of note also, the book was scheduled for release July 15, 2010. As of this posting, August 5, 2010, none of the people who contacted me have yet to receive their purchase.
Is this the type of underhanded dishonesty we could expect on the off chance that Hedrick wormed his way into office?
UPDATE: September 3, 2010. The people who sent me these documents have yet to receive their books. Emails to Hedrick requesting a refund have been ignored apparently as none have yet to receive replies.
Come on “marine,” can’t you repay people out of your 30 pieces of silver?