I've had at least a dozen people try to explain to me how this teacher's union non-endorsement of Dori all came about. It's either very confusing or Jaime Abeytia and his boss Vero are trying to make more out of it than it is.
From what I gather someone on Dori's team simply related that they thought some teachers liked her. Then the teachers union head, Ross Moore, goes apoplectic over the comment and has spent every waking minute since that day trying to shit on Dori.
When I talk to people who know a lot about the situation they tell me that Dori was absolutely sure she was never going to get Ross Moore to endorse her. Moore had been extremely vocal about his hatred for Dori, the Super and the rest of the school board in the past. Teachers within the EPISD district are fuming at Moore's personal vendetta against these folks and his inability to represent the teachers in a way that's beneficial to them.
I've got an email... as all of you probably got... And why did we all get it? Because it's so deranged and insane that you'd think it came from a guy so paranoid he's got a rail car buried in his backyard with a year's worth of ramen stocked up. We're talking about a guy who is using a public union for his personal revenge... Dori and friends have always known this guy had no intent on endorsing her and that's why her team didn't even bother wasting their time filling out the questionnaire Moore sent around.
Moore's weird rant - Download Ross Moore emails.
The guy is in some kind of paranoid induced fight with rich people in El Paso who support education choices. At no point does he really make a case for teachers and doing his best to make sure they are represented. He's just pissed at a list of people... a list of people who may want to seek a restraining order against the guy because his next step could be physical violence. This is the kind of ranting you find on a guy's computer after he goes and hurts people.
The tone here is truly terrifying and while Jaime and I disagree, I usually respect his judgement on people... not here. Jaime is covering for a mad man bent on revenge. What's worse is Jaime is tying himself to it because Vero thinks it's a strategy. Believe me, no union member, or union supporter, in the world thinks Ross Moore is doing anything other than hurting their cause. Jaime's helping them hurt their cause by backing this Moore guy.
All the teachers I talk to don't care that Dori didn't get an endorsement of the teacher's union. They knew she wouldn't. Dori knew she wouldn't. Jaime knew she wouldn't. Dori, being smart, didn't bother to fill out the union's candidate questionnaire because it's a waste of time. She's known for months that she'd never get that endorsement. Instead, she went and made contact with voters, which is always a better use of a candidate's time.
Also, everybody knows that every single candidate the NE democrats got questions before hand. Apparently one candidate was given even more access... that candidate told Jaime Abeytia to say only Dori got the questions ahead of time knowing that was a lie. Think about who's willing to lie to you just to win and ask yourself what else they might lie about...