Effen yew thought this campaign season was gonna be one of ho-humness, you were wrong, honey child. There are things going on in this mayoral campaign we ain’t seen in these parts in quite some time. From an upset primary to absentee ballot allegations, this year’s mayoral election is one for the books. And we even have a late-breaking development in the urban renewal projeck that has been on hold for months. Only in the Asylum by the Sea, sweetie.
Foist off, Sammy Bluejay came by to discuss the fack that the Haven project demolition was put together and became a big story last week. Effen the administration thought it was gonna give ‘em a boost, yew should’ve seen the eye-rolls that we saw when the topic was brought up.
People are believing that this is jest a last-ditch effort by the incumbent administration to salvage the election that is in less than two weeks. Y’see, this type of thing has been seen many times before, and even we were wondering jest a few weeks ago whether this “trump card” was gonna be played. Effen yore money was on “yes” yore a winner.
People in the Actors Colony are saying this thing was in the woikd for weeks and that it jest happened that the entire thing was only days before voters went to the polls. Of course, that lends more credence to the belief the whole thing was a ploy.
We’ve been told since before last year’s presidential election that work on the Haven was “imminent.” First it was gonna be after the foist of the year, then it moved to several other dates till finally everyone figgered there was gonna be something going on around election time. It don’t take a genious to figger that out.
Y’see, the primary was supposed to be won by hizzoner in a landslide, and he was gonna focus his attention on Davie Riccio, the GOP candidate. It was gonna be a matter of the voters going for the guy who got the projeck started or a newcomer, who might put the thing in jeopardy.
The fack that – like all incumbents that lose in this berg – the campaign apparatus got a bit lazy and rusty and lost, means that the Haven now becomes a picture to the voters of the things the administration can git done effen only the voters will write in that one name comes Nov. 7.
Stay tuned. The early results are the move has turned off some voters rather than turned them onto voting for the incumbent. But it’s early yet, anything can happen.
Meanwhile, the GOP has shaken up a few people with its spiffy platform publication in this papyrus last week. Iva Lootey said the reaction even amongst members of the majority party was the move was a perty good one for the GOP. It must’ve been cuz the Rossi campaign has determined that the time is now to publish its platform and what it plans to do effen it wins come Nov. 7. In that respect, the GOP has moved the ball down the field to the pernt the mudslinging that has characterized things thus far has subsided jest a bit.
Iva also noted that there has been an uptick in the Rossi campaign amongst seniors – always a big part of any general election in this berg. We’ve noticed that, too. Here in the office, we’ve been getting calls from senior who wanna register complaints about hizzoner and their taxes going up. That usually means there is a move-and-shaker going around asking people to be part o’ that facet of some campaign or t’other. The fack that we’ve been getting these calls and they all perty much say the same thing means thata somebody is behind it.
Of course, whot’s a high-spirited campaign in God’s Li’l Acre without a bit of controversy concerning absentee ballots. That has been a hot topick here for years, and now we have the allegation that people who never asked for ballots not only had them in their names, but Iyam told they were filled out.
This ain’t the foist time that’s happened either. We hafta go back more than 30 years, but setch allegations were made in a contested election back then. There is nothing new, jest different persons involved.
How this is all gonna shake out is anybody’s guess, but Nelly Nuthatch told me that there are more allegations on the way and they “will curl yore hair” once they are announced. Foist off, Cobina is trying to keep what follicles she has implanted permanently on her scalp. She gave up permanent waves a long time ago, and doesn’t wanna look like Little Orphan Annie.
Tennyrate, keep tuned into this little kerfuffle, it might git interesting as to who is involved, what was alleged and how many ballots are involved. It still rankles some that candidates won on the machines in the primary and still lost when the ABs were counted. Rather than reflect the general vote, they always seem to skew one way or t’other. Funny how that works out.
The GOP is raising its visibility whilst the two Demmie camps are fighting it out. I seem red Riccio signs popping up all over town like mushrooms. May be all the fussing and fightin’ that the Demmies are going through once again show “The Time is Now” like the signs say.
I wouldn’t go measuring the thoid floor office in the Actors Colony for new drapes yet effen I was Dave Riccio, but wherein a few weeks back people were kind of writing off that GOP, they are now taking a long, hard look cuz the drama is getting a bit much.
And lest yew think there are not other interesting things going on in town jest to keep things interesting, we hear-tell of a new kerfuffle in the hiring of an assistant chief in the city’s Fire Dept. of West Haven—Allingtown. It seems that a suitor to the job is gonna file suit cuz he believes he’s been treated unfairly.
Y’know, that whole running of the department over there has been fraught with problems and allegations of politicos getting their noses in the tent. It must have riled up voters cuz Jimmy O’Brien lost his bid for re-election when he was toppled by former fire chief Peter Massaro. That kind of tells yew the anger that was out there the way things are being handled.
Rather than taking the politics outta the department, politics is now part of the process – baked in as politicos like to say. Well, effen what this recent allegation about the hiring of an assistant is true, there is gonna be a long, drawn out litigation cuz people didn’t seem to folly the process the way it was supposed to be handled.
We’ve seen this before. It’ll take time, but the outcome is gonna be – win or lose – that the powers that be tainted the process and that they can’t be trusted.
For what it’s worth, this will be looked upon by the other two remaining independent fire districks as another reason there should never, ever be consolidation under the auspices of City Hall.
With that bit o’ chatter, I’ll close this time till next, mitt luff und kizzez,