We have written on this race before where you kind find the bigger picture details, so we will not cover those here. It is entertaining watching fire board candidiate, Cole McNary try to have his cake and eat it too, meaning taking the union money while claiming to be the candidate of fiscal prudence. He actually claims to be unaware of their support while Mary Shapiro, a seasoned professional with the Suburban Journals, schrewdly points out that Steve Swyers, the man McNary claims he will model, is one of the two union endorsed sitting members of the board. Like McNary, Swyers claimed to be a Republican, independent of the union all through his campaign, but Shapiro has officially ended the charade by calling him out. The question now is whether voters will reject the dishonest campaigns of RINOs claiming to be independent of the union or if the six figure woolen eye covering campaigns will lull them into confusion.
24thState has always been about unraveling tangled webs woven by politicans seeking power. For taking the union dough, and opposing the reform faction, Monarch Concerned Taxpayers, McNary deserves to be rebuked by voters a second time. His opponent, Jane Cunningham is not without controversy of her own, but to our knowledge screwing taxpayers is not one of them. McNary is eating the union cheese now so he has chosen his banner even if he will not be honest about it. Monarch Concerned Taxpayers is the rallying organization for taxpayers and the union is the rallying point for well, the union members. Voters, you do the math.