Our View

Apr 092006
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

Spam may just be the scourge of the modern information age we live in. Cheap Viagra, links to pornography, and computer viruses comprise the majority of mass e-mails’ content.

The fact that Colorado state Rep. Angie Paccione’s campaign decided to incorporate this annoying method to get a campaign message out to thousands of CSU students therefore gives us no great joy.

Recent allegations by a CSU graduate that Paccione’s campaign overstepped its bounds by prying into his financial records is baseless and we hope that voters in the upcoming Congressional elections will be able to see through the smoke.

Was the Paccione campaign’s decision to send out the mass mailing a wise decision? Maybe not. Was the move illegal? We have a hard time understanding how.

The names of CSU students are public information, open to access for anyone. The fact is the letters are garnering so much attention mostly because of a media campaign by the office of Marilyn Musgrave to draw attention to the non-issue. This is one of the first dirty shots in what is likely to be an ugly campaign for Congress between Musgrave and Paccione.

Unfortunately, as in any case concerning our current representative, we have been unable to ascertain any information, much less discussion, from Rep. Musgrave on the current issue. Short of press releases, the congresswoman simply does not feel the CSU campus is important enough to disseminate any information to through the Collegian.

To quite the contrast, Paccione has been completely candid and available for response, even when the subject is regarding herself in a negative light.

When the issues become real we look forward to presenting you with the real differences between these two candidates.

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