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Old 03-07-2009, 12:48 PM
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A friend of ours is running for the school board. His grandson that he is raising is a friend of my son's and spends a lot of time with us. This gentleman would like us to help in his campaign. The problem is I don't think he would do a good job. He has not been involved in his grandson's education other than to complain when the boy gets in trouble. He does not attend open house, I actually went and met with his teachers a few times. I don't want to make him mad at us. For now I have told him that I don't have time to be involved. The big issue will come after the election. Dh is sure that no one will vote for him. (he has a reputation, his grandkids run wild most of the time and have gotten into trouble a lot and he usually doesn't seem to care) It's a pretty small town and so if no one votes for him he will know we didn't and be very hurt. Anyway, I hate to lie to him, but am thinking of telling him I was unexpectedly unable to vote, but I don't like to lie, so I am trying to think of another way to deal with it. I am afraid that if he is angry at me I won't be able to help his grandson anymore. Any advice?
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Old 03-07-2009, 9:38 PM
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Eek! I don't envy your position!

I can't believe that it would be possible that NO one would vote for him! (Of course I actually DO believe you! Just illustrating how bad it must be!)

For now, I think it's good that you are too "busy" to be involved.

Can you get someone else that you're really close with to run so you can say that you had to vote for them instead but that you really would have wanted to vote for him? haha

I wish I had some better advice!! Good luck!!!!
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