Tales from Wasilla: Mark Ewing and Gaffed Salmon
WC had intended to post an essay mocking the statements of Wasillan Mark Ewing, candidate for the State House, at the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce candidates forum.
But in a flip-flopping series of statements, worthy of a gaffed salmon, Ewing has done a better job on himself than WC could ever do. If you’ve got your breakup boots, rubber apron and protective eye wear ready, wade into this apologia:
You are 100% correct after calling the radio talk show and posting on Facebook the next day I then checked the Wasilla Chamber web site and realized the words in the paper were mine, and I should have made that point clear and apologized to the Frontiersman, Mr Welner and also to the public. It was a poor decision on my part to not remember what I said used to describe children with special needs. I know now that what I meant to say and what I said were completely different and after reading comments from a broad parental base that all children can learn regardless of their handicap I am not against teaching special needs children and clearly not trying to hurt any students or parents that have a child in that situation.
I am sorry and thank you for pointing this out. I do feel we should have special needs schools for those that are severely handicap with programs more directed to their necessities. If this cost me the election then so be it, I felt there were many other issues I could have pointed at regarding the budget during this question.
WC will give you a chance to rinse the word salad fragments off before proceeding further…
Better now? Okay then, onward. After years of listening to and reading The Quitter’s incoherent word Jumbles™, WC has very low expectations of the Wasilla public schools. But this sentence wins some kind of prize: “It was a poor decision on my part to not remember what I said used to describe children with special needs.”
Not your only poor decision, Candidate Ewing. Starting with the Declaration of Candidacy…