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Where in the world is JOE KNILANS?

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John Eyster
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Where in the world is JOE KNILANS? I agree wholeheartedly with the Gazette's strong editorial today. What do YOU think? Where in the world do YOU think JOE KNILANS is? Is he IN the 44th Assembly District? Remember that when elected he was NOT a resident of the 44th. So??

YES, as the Gazette editorial asserts, "Ryan, Knilans should plan appearances" (read on p. 6A in today's Gazette)both candidates owe it to WE THE PEOPLE who are citizens of their respective districts: Ryan US House District #1 and Knilans WI Assembly District #44 to debate with their opponents: Rob Zerban running for US House District #1 and Deb Kolste running for WI Assembly District #44. What do YOU think?

Where in the world is JOE KNILANS? The editorial indicates that there has been no follow-up from the KNILANS campaign about re-scheduling for the debate originally agreed to by JOE KNILANS to be held last TUES (10/2) evening with co-sponsors FORWARD JANESVILLE, League of Women Voters of Janesville and JATV. I put FORWARD JANESVILLE in ALL CAPS because it appeared in the comments reacting to my post, "What's the rest of the story? 44th Assembly District Forum Canceled" last Monday (10/1) that readers did NOT read carefully enough to KNOW that FORWARD JANESVILLE was one of the co-sponsors. Perhaps readers need to read more carefully?

We got some information when the Gazette published Jim Leute's front page article, "Knilans camp mum on debate details." What we really learned was that JOE KNILANS was not accessible to clarify why he withdrew from the forum and his campaign manager Tyler Wenzlaff was NOT able or willing to provide any information. In fact, Wenzlaff did not follow-up to report back to Jim Leute as he promised with details. So, what is the REST OF THE STORY, JOE? Where in the world are you, JOE KNILANS?

I KNOW that IF I were eligible (I am a citizen of the 43rd Assembly District) to cast a ballot in the 44th Assembly District election I would make it a point to vote for DEB KOLSTE in PROTEST of JOE KNILANS' attitude toward WE THE PEOPLE of the 44th Assembly District. What do YOU think?

I do wonder when we will hear from JOE KNILANS... what do YOU expect?

Here we go...

Mr. E.

Last updated: 10:32 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013

John W. Eyster lives in the Edgerton area. He is an adjunct professor assigned with the online/distance education faculty of Viterbo University, LaCrosse. He continues his personal mission supporting democracy/civics education in Wisconsin K-12 schools through Project Citizen, We the People, Discovering Democracy (Milton HS). John is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff or management.

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