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There is a disturbing article in today's Herald-Times about rape statistics in the state of Indiana. It was a fine article, with several good quotes and ideas. But Jonathan Plucker just could not leave well enough alone:
Plucker was more blunt. “Instead of people using up so much oxygen going after the Girl Scouts, why not tackle this issue, which is really important to women everywhere and really important to society as a whole?” he asked.
This is just plain dishonest.
We're talking about a letter written to colleagues by one state legislator about why he wouldn't support a resolution supporting the Girl Scouts.
One state legislator.
There is no organized campaign to go after the Girl Scouts. There is not a group of people trying to take them down. We're talking about a letter and an editorial by one state legislator.
It is shamefully dishonest to pretend this was bigger than it is.
It is shameful to exploit this issue to score political points, especially in such a dishonest manner.