Brian's Blog received an anonymous email tip that the Knox County Democrat Party has some internal strife following the August 5 primary. One of the tips stated that Gregg Lonas "is out" for being a candidate for committeeman. I replied to the email and stated that it is no surprise to me that Lonas is out. But, in my opinion, it would not be because he ran for committeeman. It is likely because of his connection to several individuals that are not democrats and his support for Republican Mike McMillan in the recent Eighth District non partisan School Board race. McMillan served on Knox County Commission as a Republican for several terms. So, while I am no fan of Gloria Johnson or the current leadership regime of the Knox County Democrat Party. On this one Johnson and crew are right to cut out the dead wood and send it on it's way.