I sent this to most of you in draft yesterday. Thanks to  professor Andre Branch, San Diego President. he edited it for me.  This is not going to the paper as a rebuttal because people more savvy than I suggested that I not give them a second bite at the apple. A negative article of this type comes up every campaign season.  My response is very long, too long for the newspaper but will make great bedtime reading. Please review and share this version with your friends and members if you so desire. I want those of you who have put your trust in my leadership to be informed. Please call or write questions if you need clarification .

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