The McHenry County Democratic Party web site features a piece by County Board member Paula Yensen rebutting comments apparently made under my article
I would guess from the content of comments made by new folks that they found the article from the Democrats’ web site.
People on the local Democrats’ email list received the following:
Paula Yensen victim of vicious smear
Right-wing attacks cannot go unchallenged
DEAR FELLOW DEMOCRATS: In a story appearing in Cal Skinner’s blog this morning, the Tea Party Wing Nuts (mostly anonymous cowards with phony names) are viciously attacking Paula Yensen, our friend and fellow Democratic County Board Member, for her courageous decision to expose wrong-doing at a non-profit agency named TAG (The Advantage Group).
Her efforts helped prevent our county from wasting more taxpayer money on an agency that was going out of business due to mismanagement.
If you want to read Paula’s side of the story, here it is.
Republicans Donna Kurtz and Michael Walkup, along with the anonymous Tea Party cowards, are trying to turn the closure of TAG into a story that Paula is insensitive to the plight of children.
It’s a shameful and disgusting attack on one of our own and a damn good Democrat.
Therefore, we urge you to write a comment supporting Paula and drown out the right wing “mean” machine now.
Let’s show our support for a fellow Democrat and swamp Cal’s blog with your written support for Paula.
There are also two articles about this issue in the Northwest Herald which have attracted similar Wing Nut rants.
We cannot allow the know-nothings to dominate the discussion. Please take five minutes to make your voice heard. Write a comment on the articles or send a letter to the editor.
We hope Paula can count on your immediate support today. Thank you.
Patrick Ouimet and Michael Bissett
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Ouimet is a former Chairman of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee. Bissett is the current chairman and Paula Yensen’s husband.