The ridiculous fishing and hinting about "who was at the meeting". The non stop burying of very questionable check copies written from the General Assistance Fund.
Word has been spreading like a wild fire within the township of who is who, and who is posting what on this board, as it does around every election. With your background and education and status pre-retirement, I know you are not falling for this BS.
Bragging rights can eventually get the best of anyone that has been keeping a secret. Even so called good friends can't resist in sharing that secret, and you know how the story goes from there. Even old dogs will sing like a song bird if it keeps them in the loop.