Sunday, February 8, 2009

Padavan victory statement slams Parkside

"First and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to the thousands who supported my re-election and to the countless residents in our community who expressed their unwavering support throughout the recount process. I look forward to returning to Albany and bringing some much needed energy and common sense to the deliberations and debates in the state Senate.

From Election Night and at every step of the recount, I remained in the lead. However, despite this crystal clear fact, Councilman James Gennaro and his political cohorts at the Parkside Group engaged in a shameful smear campaign intended to mislead residents of the 11th Senate District. Today, their constant claims and negative attacks have once again been proven erroneous and utterly baseless. In fact, ballots that were deemed invalided based on Election Law by the both the Queens Board of Elections and the New York City Board of Elections were examined twice providing an unprecedented level of scrutiny and due diligence for any recount in our state.

Councilman Gennaro, party bosses and the political operatives at the Parkside Group prolonged this process with endless delays and senseless legal wrangling in order to advance their own political agenda. Had it not been for the unmitigated greed and self-serving motives of Councilman Gennaro and the Parkside Group this election would have been resolved back in November and the residents of the 11th Senate District would not have been denied a voice in the State Senate at a critical time for our community and state.

The antics of Councilman Gennaro and his Parkside Group friends are a complete disservice to the community and lead to the disenfranchisement of the tens of thousands of Northeast Queens residents. As a result of their outrageous tactics, Gennaro and the Parkside Group are responsible for wasting thousands of taxpayers’ dollars.

We are facing a myriad of grave economic challenges at every level of government. Moving forward, I pledge to continue to fight on behalf of the all residents of Northeast Queens each and every day and help put our economy on the right path to recovery." - Frank Padavan

Then he told the NY Observer: "He spent over twice as much money as I spent, the registration is three to one in his favor, and president Obama received 70 percent of the vote in this Senate district. So despite all of those advantages, he lost," Padavan said. "That shows, I think, a very strong position in terms of our work for the last 36 years."


Anonymous said...

It is fantastic to still have Frank Padavan, a solid public servant, as our state senator! Keep that slimeball Genarro out of Albany. (There are too many there already...)

Taxpayer said...

This is one more demonstration of the fact that Democrats long ago walked away from ordinary democracy: the process of debating and voting.

The Democrat party has adopted, since the early 1990's the leftist, liberal dogma - rejected far and wide by ordinary voters - and has implemented the strategy of the "politics of personal destruction" to win votes.

When even that strategy fails, the Democrats next resort to the politics of legal challenge. The costly and time-consuming use of the courts to get a victory. This frequently works successfully.

Here's what's next with the Democrats on Padavan: "He was selected, not elected". This will be the continuing drumbeat for the next two years.

The Democrat Party depends on those registered to the Stupocrat party to somehow have a vague unease with this outcome, and to express those "concerns" in the next election.

Registration in the Stupocrat party is immense, so, this strategy will be used.

The Democrat party has no more winning arguments, so destruction is their method.

Anonymous said...

Dems = Parkside = the Devil

GOP = better than the devil.

Anonymous said...

Parkside uncovered

Parkside Candidates Connors, Crowley and Gennaro spend almost $1 Million and All Lose

Anonymous said...

Typical Toby & Evan/Parkside for you.

They're trying to hang onto their old power group which is losing a few more teeth as each day passes!

I'll bet mamma's on the bowl right now regarding her attempted political upset which finally hit her stomach!

Better call Roto-Rooter! PHEW!

Anonymous said...

Gennaro is not losing any sleep over wasting Board of Elections resources or anyone's money but his own.

He will have nothing to do all day now that he doesn't have to show up for five minutes to be photographed for the local rags and the NY Daily News.

Now Gennaro has time to go sit at his guru's grave on Normal Road and 165th street. Maybe if he channels Sri Chinmoy up from the dead, Gennaro will know what to do now that he lost.

Anonymous said...

It seems that Tweed's new name is Toby, and Tammany is Parkside.