Dear Mr. Kach,
Someone forwarded me this email in which I see you object to the banner on my site. I am terribly sorry that it hurt you. I genuinely thought you might actually enjoy it, but I can see I was seriously mistaken. I certainly understand how it can be perceived as uncivil. I have removed the offending photo from the banner.
The fabricated photo was originally a response to your fake news website. For a while I thought the best way to respond to your fake news was to make some fake news of my own. But I decided that it wouldn't be right to use it during the campaign so I shelved it until after the election was over. I should have kept it on the shelf.
I am solely responsible for the photo. I am not a member of FORE. FORE and its members had nothing to do with the picture. They have nothing to do with running my blog either, though some members have commented on posts, and I did post JoAnn P.'s letter to Foster's. It is unfair and inaccurate to blame FORE or its members for what was solely my doing.
Please feel free to distribute this apology as you see fit. I will post it on my blog by tomorrow. Again, I am truly sorry.
Very truly yours,Dean Rubine
A couple of people have pointed out to me that the picture reflects badly on FORE and the candidates. Of course, neither FORE nor any of the candidates had anything to do with it. Allow me here to extend my apology. Members of FORE and newly elected board members, I am sorry that a picture of my own creation has reflected poorly on you. This was never my intention. I will continue to make clear that none of you had anything to do with its creation or publication. I live on High Road -- I should have taken it.