I can't believe they think the voters in Sacramento are this stupid.
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Sacramento’s arena boosters want Chris Hansen to do more than apologize for financing an effort to derail the project. They want him to shred the signatures his money funded that could send the arena plan to the June 2014 ballot.
In a letter sent Monday, members of the DowntownArena.org campaign asked Hansen to "not allow these petitions" to be used in the arena vote effort. The letter can be found here:HansenLetter.pdf
To get how screwy this is, keep in mind that it’s not like Hansen has a pile of petitions sitting in his garage that his own hired henchmen went out and collected. No, he just gave a whopping big check to the group that is collecting signatures, which put it in its bank account, then used it to help hire signature-gatherers. Who gathered signatures, presumably from people who just wanted to sign the petitions and had no idea who paid for the people carrying them, but now those specific signatures should be somehow tracked down and shredded because EVIL HANSEN MONEY.
Anyway, it all makes for a great publicity stunt for the Kings arena backers, I suppose. And the letter is pretty amusing to read, what with its references to Hansen as the "true owner" of the signatures. I bet the lawyers were giggling as they wrote this one".