There goes that big bad liberal media again, scaring Republicans away.
A group of Cal Young Middle School students were supposed to get a taste of political spin from both the right and the left, but instead they got no spin at all after a representative of the Republican Party backed out of an assembly at the last minute Thursday. The party pulled the plug on the appearance after learning that a newspaper reporter would be present, school officials said.
Ron Herbison, the Eugene field coordinator for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign, declined to comment on the decision to bow out of Thursday’s assembly. Officials at the offices of the Republican Party of Lane County could not be reached for comment.