Monday, July 27, 2015

Fake candidate invites himself to debate

From the Times Ledger:

The candidate debate for the City Council seat vacated by Mark Weprin was going to be a regular debate session organized by different Queens Village community organizations until Michael Foubister, a new candidate for District 23, showed up Tuesday night.

The 54-year-old Foubister was wandering around the basement room at the Bellerose Jewish Center, where the debate was about to begin, and walked up to the candidates table. “I am a candidate,” he said, waving his city Campaign Finance Board list of contenders.

Most of the candidates for District 23, which covers the neighborhoods of Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Holliswood, Fresh Meadows and Oakland Gardens, had no idea who the latecomer was and a couple even laughed.

One of the candidates, Bob Friedrich, shook his head and said anyone can list themselves on the Campaign Finance Board.

“He is not a candidate,” Friedrich said. “You have to file a petition with the Board of Elections.”

Most of the candidates had similar answers on issues but the serious debate took a momentary comical turn after Foubister’s arrival.


Gina Catano said...

According to Board of Elections, Michael Foubister is indeed a candidate. At the debate he was new and didn't know much. He wasn't fake but just a novice without volunteers.

Queens Crapper said...

Nope, he's fake.

"Although he was allowed to participate in the NAVA debate, Foubister later admitted that he did not have all the signatures needed to petition for the ballot, and The Courier confirmed that he was not listed in Board of Elections records as of July 16, the last day to file for inclusion."

Richard Iritano said...

Why is there no mention of Celia Dosamantes, another District 23 candidate who is running, I shouldn't wonder?

The English Teacher said...

Iritano. Less than 20 words. Will wonders never cease?

Anonymous said...

Foubister is an unbalanced individual who appears at all of these debates, ranting outside. A total EDP!

Richard Iritano said...

To the English Teacher: Thank goodness your cracker jack input arrived just in time to solve all of the on topic issues here!

Censure yourself, then, and not others---this isn't a total police state just yet. And, if you don't have the attention span to read anything longer than a Twitter feed, then maybe it's long overdue for you to return to school yourself, and finally taught by a REAL teacher of English (and comportment)!