I had a conversation with a friend of mine from Washington who was on the Board of Washington State School for the Deaf in Vancouver, Washington -- he mentioned that Mayor James West, the embattled mayor of Spokane who was exposed by The Spokesman-Review newspaper as a conservative Republican who preys on younger boys in late 1970s and early 1980s, frequently voted to prevent the state school for the deaf from getting funds to buy textbooks for school needs.
It was common knowledge that James West viewed Deaf people as aloof, as a group of degenerates that does not deserve to get any attention from the state government. James West, used to be the Majority Leader of the State House in Olympia, bashed and ignored the needs of Deaf school in Washington when it was going through major changes with the new Superintendent, Dr. Len Aaron. Dr. Len Aaron seemed to give up and left the Washington School for the Deaf so that he can have free reigns in running a deaf school in Atlanta.
Let's see, Mayor James West is the classic example of self-loathing Roehmosexual who waged battles against the minorities (Deaf, gays and women), he complained that the Spokesman-Review "brutally outed" him in a vicious manner that he could not defend himself by any means.
Kiss my ass, West. You alienated everyone else in the process, took advantage of everything and in the end, everyone else abandoned you. It is something you deserved for what you did, West.