Friday, August 7, 2009

3rd time's a charm (but for whom?)

From the Daily News:

Winning reelection in November would give City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley her first full term - and a chance to finally take a break from the campaign trail.

The Glendale Democrat is gearing up for her third election in 17 months - a whirlwind schedule triggered when the district's former councilman, Dennis Gallagher, pleaded guilty to sex-abuse charges last year.

"The pace has been nonstop," Crowley (D-Middle Village) said of her campaign in the 30th Council District. "It's kept me going. It's kept me reaching out."

[Tom] Ognibene, who has spent $8,330 so far from his war chest, finished third in the June 2008 special election and bowed out of the contest last November.

He said he decided to run this year because he believes Crowley rode the coattails of Barack Obama's popularity last year.

During his decade in office during the Rudy Giuliani era, he said, government cooperated with citizens to solve quality-of-life problems and improve safety.

He said he thinks that approach has been abandoned in recent years.


Well who do you think abandoned that approach, Tom? Wouldn't that be your party's boy, Bloomberg? The guy you have a love-hate relationship with?

And what genius made it so that there had to be 3 different elections for this seat in 17 months?

10 comments:

CntrySigns said...

Bloomturd has changed parties almost as much as he changes suits so really no party is to blame for him. He's just a rich man who thinks because he has money he can get what he wants. So far its working. It will continue to work until the city smartens up.

Anonymous said...

And the city will smarten up when we got off this blog, stop preaching to the choir, stop wishing blah blah blah

and ACT UP!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Queens Politics 101.

Anonymous said...

She's done................and ognibene is no better.........

Anonymous said...

I'll take my chances with Ognibene. The Crowley Machine has way too much power.

Anonymous said...

Oh goody you want to take your chances with a known bribe-taker. You will not be taking any chances it's a guarantee he will continue doing it.

DUMB AND DUMBER

Anonymous said...

I'll take Ognibene too. Hopefully Bloomjerk is gone but we need more anti-council-money-stealing politicians. I hope Ognibene keeps up.

Anonymous said...

How is You BF Brian doing?

neversleep said...

A minimum of eight years, five months and a few days, more or less.

Thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

Brian was "friends" with BOTH Crowley and Ognibene as well as his protege, Mr. Gallagher the granny groper.