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Politics makes for some very strange bedfellows:

MNEA Political Action Committee recommends  candidates for the 2012 primary election

At the close of candidate filing in March, local Missouri NEA members began the process of candidate recommendation. Candidates are evaluated through a series of questionnaires and interviews to see if they are a viable candidate who would support and value public education, the rights of school employees and the health and safety of students. After careful review, the MNEA PAC Executive Council has chosen to recommend the following candidates to MNEA members for the Missouri primary election Aug. 7, 2012.


MO HOUSE District 054 (Warrensburg) Denny Hoskins (R)


Remember this?:

“Noun, Verb, CPA”: Hoskins (r) mail attack on Cole (D) in the 121st Legislative District race (October 8, 2010)

Denny Hoskins (r-noun, verb, CPA) is the beneficiary of a mail piece attacking Courtney Cole (D) – and just like two years ago it’s paid for by the Missouri republican party, of course….

….And then there’s this disingenuous little gem:

“…Courtney Cole proudly states she is a card-carrying member of a liberal special interest group…”

As the footnote states, she’s a member of the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA). Uh, Courtney Cole is a teacher who works very hard to educate our children. And these republican morons call the MNEA a “liberal special interest group”? That shows the worldview of the Missouri republican party – and they think everyone else is stoopid….

Can you picture the endorsement vetting process? “Uh, about that mailer, I didn’t have anything to do with it (wink, wink, nod, nod), but I sure did benefit from it.”

Maybe it’s eleventh dimensional chess and Missouri NEA has concocted an e-vile plot to neutralize future republican attacks on public sector organized labor by bestowing their endorsement upon them.

Somehow that doesn’t seem like a workable plan.