Robert Kirk has reneged on his vow to resign if served with a recall notice. That is par for the course for a dishonest man being advised by his dishonest son. It is now time for all of the rest of their character flaws and interesting relationships to become public knowledge. This is just the beginning of what the Kirks don't want you to know.


Robert Kirk, his son Mark Kirk, and Anthony Riley, a man with no children at all, let alone any attending schools in the Hesperia Unified School District, all sit together on the Republican Central Committee. Mr. Riley, who works for Mark Kirk in our continuously corrupt county government, seemingly has no vested interest in the Hesperia Unified School District other than that being a monthly stipend collecting and HUSD health-benefit consuming board member.


Mark Kirk and Anthony Riley both happily rode the coattails of Bill Postmus during his meteoric rise to political power, even involving themselves in the now defunct and highly suspect California Charter Academy, but they certainly bailed on their friend when he was in trouble. They used him in good times and shunned him when his life was difficult. Great bunch of guys these two friends turned out to be.


And they also bailed on Anthony Adams as well when he voted his conscience recently. Anthony Adams recently resigned from his position on their "good'ol boys" committee due to his failure to honor his promise to not raise taxes. Sound familiar? After witnessing his former friend's resignation, Mark Kirk said: "the Republican Party ... does not stand for higher taxes."


This is very odd comment from a man whose father -- Robert Kirk -- brought a public relations firm contract to HUSD -- because of his friendly relationship with its owner, Patrick O'Reilly -- with the singular purpose of selling Hesperians on the idea of raising their taxes. Robert Kirk wants to raise your taxes because he tried to bring a public relations firm to HUSD to do just. Although a reasonable argument can be made that he actually hired his friend's public relations firm to counteract his own bad press over the past couple of years.


It is very interesting to note that Jim Erwin, an equal counterpart to Mark Kirk in our endlessly corrupt county government, was recently arrested for lying about the value of gifts he received from a principal involved in the Colonies Partners settlement, including trips, Rolex watches, and the use of prostitutes. Court documents and news reports demonstrate that none other than Patrick O'Reilly, Robert Kirk's friend and the head of the firm Robert Kirk tried to give a lucrative contract to -- on a routine consent agenda -- went with Jim Erwin on the trips, got himself a Rolex, and engaged in the illegal sexual activity as well.


Robert Kirk tried very hard to give Patrick O'Reilly our HUSD kid's money -- and he even later defended the action. HUSD cannot afford to give out Rolexes, trips, and prostitutes. Maybe Robert Kirk can afford to give his friend this kind of help, but the kids of HUSD -- and the recently laid-off HUSD teachers -- cannot afford it. Kirk and his friends should not ever have awarded the public relations' contract in the first place.


Robert Kirk is bad for HUSD kids for he only cares about himself, his son, and their crooked partners. He will abandon principles and promises without a care if it suits his purpose. The Kirks want to raise your taxes on one hand, but then they tell their Republican buddies that they are against them on the other hand. Robert Kirk constantly says one thing and then does another. He freely and repeatedly said that he would resign if served with papers. No one forced him to say that. He was served, but now we know what the value of his word: nothing.


Robert Kirk and his friends are bad for HUSD kids, our school district, and the community. We need to rid HUSD of Robert Kirk, and the corrupt county-style influence of his son Mark Kirk.