Yesterday, March 1, the College Republicans officially and publically launched an anti-Devaney/Woon Slate campaign by creating a display case and locating it strategically in the highest pedestrian area of PSU. The display case had comparisons of the Devaney/Woon slate to communist leaders of the past, namely Stalin and Lenin. They were also listed as Devaney/Woon slate members along with Erin Devaney, Molly Woon, Mary Fletcher, Kayla Goldfarb, and Adas Lis. After much student complaints they altered the display case by removing the pictures of Lenin and Stalin and adding a large red hammer and sickle. They also tried to fit into university policy by advertising an event, which they were supposed to do in the first place. The event that they decided to advertise was the ''Ebony Ball,''a dance held every year by the Black Cultural Affairs Board and the Association of African Students. Once word reached the members of these respective groups, a large grouping went down and demanded that the flyers be removed because it misrepresents the mission and beliefs of the groups in questions. The flyers were taken down. The situation was then mitigated by the College Republicans by adding a small flyer in the corner that discussed the fact that College Republicans do hold meetings. The College Republicans are running an anti-Devaney/Woon Slate campaign because they already endorsed the Barron/Craven campaign because the Barron/Craven campaign is running several College Republican members, one of whom is the secretary for the group, and an NRA member who just returned from Iraq. This display of disgusting partisanship has already been denounced by people from the Elections Committee to the Devaney/Woon Slate. The attack was considered especially grievous upon Kayla Goldfarb and Adas Lis because of their personal family histories. Kayla Goldfarb is a proud Jewish radicalwoman whose family had to flee from communism to escape anti-semetic policies by communist authorities.
Adas Lis's family were refugees from a communist occupied Poland because of the fact his father had a bounty on his head for opposing the Soviet takeover.
It was also sickening that he was compared to Stalin because Stalin's purges killed several of his family members. So if special interests are childcare and
making sure that every student's best interest at PSUis taken care of, then yes. The Devaney/Woon Slate does pander to special interests like the College Republicans and the Barron/Craven slate say. They are just upset because it is not their special interests.