Theres a story in my family, that my mom tells, and it goes something like this: when my mom and her siblings were little, and they would start to cry, my Grandpa would look at them and say, Why are you crying? Ill give you something to cry about. Now, Im pretty sure he was joking. In fact, I dont think he ever laid a hand on anyone in his life. Now, Im sure youre wondering, w hat does this story have anything to do with anything newsworthy in Michigan. Stay with me, Ill explain: On Tuesday, voters in Michigans Genesee County recalled Republican state Representative Paul Scott . The recall was largely waged and funded by the Michigan Education Association (MEA). The powerful teachers union went after Scott because of his position as chairman of the House Education Committee. In that role, he supported new teacher tenure laws and cuts to state education funding . So, on Election Day , the MEA won they got their guy recalled. But, theres a catch. With Scott gone, Republican Speaker of the House Jase Bolger got to choose a new chairman for the House Education Committee.