Oh ya, I too can play gotcha politics. I have some incriminating information about the recently elected president of the Racine Education Association, one Pete Knotek. It seems that Knotek has associated with union opponents. It is true and it gets worse. Knotek once gather signatures at his school for an individual now known around town as a skeptic regarding the value of our local unions. I doubt that Knotek has been forthcoming about this association and I further doubt that he would have been elected had this association been well known.
I will now reveal the source of this scandalous news. The source is me. I came to know Pete a few years back. My son played with his boys on occasion. He later gathered some signitures for me when I ran for county executive.
Pete is a smart guy and I respect his integrity, even though I would likely disagree with his politics regularly. I suspect that my shift in political thinking has made our interactions a bit strained and uncomfortable, unfortunately. I wish Pete well in his new venture. Not too well, of course.