Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Verbal fisticuffs in Middletown

Joe Caliendo gets all bad-ass on the APP.

I don't quite get the nature of the Republicans' ELEC complaint, as posted by Middletown Sewerage Authority Commissioner/failed state GOP exec. director/chief Peter Carton lapdog Brian Nelson. The argument seems to be that municipal parties can't give money to their candidates or something.

Perhaps not as vehemently as Caliendo, but I do agree that there was some major bungling by the APP, or like a total failure to click into the ELEC site.

This is the report of a money transaction that the Republicans say was not reported (i.e., the GOP is full of it and the APP failed to do any fact checking whatsoever):

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And here it is from the ELEC candidate's manual (page 7, under "Initial Election Fund Report"):

"In the event the committee is established within 5 months or less of the due date of the 29-day preelection report for the election in which the candidates or joint candidates are running, the committee will file a 29-day preelection report as the initial election fund report."

Translation: As long as the moolah is reported in Pat Short's 29-day preelection report (which isn't even due yet), he's in the clear ELEC wise.

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At 1:18 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Brian's also a registered lobbyist.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Of course, the news here may actually be a Monmouth County Democrat that actually reports stuff.

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Any idea what's up with Politics NJ? Looks like they're in some sort of meltdown mode, what with the disappearance of Bill Albers and their having to fall back on a "Best of Kornacki" theme. Pretty lame.
Anyway, back in November if you remember LOL I suggested that you go for the job. How 'bout it? They sure need some livening up there!

At 11:38 PM, Blogger Jackie Corley said... has really gone downhill after Kornacki left. I don't even know if they can regain that traction unless they're going to hire Kornacki back.

I think it would make sense for the site to take on a female lead reporter (finally) but I sincerely doubt that's the direction they'll take.

That said, I'm quite happy at with my nifty night hours.

BTW did you happen to catch Brian's snafu on PoliticsNJ's press releases where he confused Charlie Fallon (father) with Chuck Fallon (son)? The stuff of which libel suits are made of, I do believe.

The release was quickly pulled (like a couple hours later) but methinks the Middletown R's are looking a bit desperate this year. It's very, very unlike Carton and the Middletown R's to be fouling up like this, especially when they have a pretty well-intentioned candidate.


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