Indiana Tea Party activist Monica Boyer contacted Indy Politics Friday to dispute a “Cheat Sheet” gossip item regarding whether she was backing Democrat Glenda Ritz for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
In Friday’s edition of the Cheat Sheet, there was an item that Monica Boyer was not happy with Dr. Tony Bennett’s position on Common Core, a set of national guidelines which states can voluntarily adopt as a way to improve school performance.
Boyer believes it is another effort at federalizing education and has made numerous statements in the past against it and criticizing Bennett for his support. There had been speculation for months that because of that she and her followers were looking at supporting Ritz. In fact it had made an earlier Cheat Sheet item in the August 10th edition.
Boyer contacted us to tell us that she was not supporting Ritz because the Democrat wants to regulate home schoolers and demanded we print “the truth” and she went out of her way to tell us she had voted for Bennett.
Editor’s Note: As a rule I don’t disclose my “Cheat Sheet” subscriber list, but I can say Mrs. Boyer is not one of them. Therefore, the only way she could have read the item is if it had been forwarded to her. This once again proves we made the smart decision by selling advertising in it because we know it is being circulated.
This is not the first time someone who appeared in the Cheat Sheet but was not a subscriber contacted us to complain and it won’t be the last. Which is great! So, if you’re trying to reach the Indiana political establishment without paying an arm and a leg contact me about advertising in “The Cheat Sheet”. As you can tell, all kinds of people read it and some of them, you might actually want to lobby or do business.