May 19th, 2006
You never know when Eyman’s telling the truth
Not too long ago, the lying initiative profiteer sent out an email to a few select supporters saying the campaign for R-65 was in trouble and in need of more signatures.
Now Eyman is boasting that his supporters are not overconfident, and he’s within striking distance of having enough signatures by June 6th. It’s typical Eyman.
Will he have enough signatures? While the reports we’ve been receiving indicate that signature gathering for R-65 has been stepped up, it doesn’t sound as if there’s been an all out aggressive push.
It could be like in 2004, where Eyman attempted to keep everyone in suspense until the very end, when he and his partners the Fagans brought in a table stacked with petitions to make the press think he was going to turn in, when in reality he was about a hundred thousand signatures short of what was needed.
We’ll know for sure when the deadline arrives.
In the meantime, we are not confused – we continue to work to educate Washingtonians about the danger of these attacks on our sustainable future.
Eyman’s press release:
It’s been nearly a month since our announcement that we needed a big increase in signatures. The effect couldn’t have turned out better. Our supporters now know the facts. They know there’s work to be done. Emails and phone calls have been pouring in ever since with offers to work even harder.
This is what Eyman says every year about every initiative effort, including those that have failed. Remember I-807 in 2003, which was going to be “wildly popular”?
The media stories have been remarkably neutral. Opponents are perplexed and disoriented (“Is it a political ploy? Do we stay quiet? Do you attack? What do we do??????????”). There’s not an ounce of overconfidence among any of our supporters now. We all know that it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get Referendum 65 on the ballot.
We’ve got 19 days left. 19 days is a lifetime in politics IF AND ONLY IF WE ALL GET GOING — AND GET GOING BIG TIME. Our deadline for signatures is Tuesday, June 6th. The number of valid signatures needed is 112,440.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW IS THAT THERE IS ENOUGH TIME TO GET THE SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM 65. BUT ONLY IF WE ALL REDOUBLE AND RETRIPLE OUR EFFORTS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
Remember, if you see right wing signature gathering activity occurring, please report it to Permanent Defense.