The political artist out of nowhere!

5/9/2009:

What a con!

Hoboken411 reader Halley spotted this beatnik by the PATH station last week claiming to be part of some mystery group of artists supporting a particular candidate.

This is an obviously made up organization with BS info designed to draw the bogus appearance that this politically connected attorney has any support from artists. This was probably set up as a lame attempt to counter not only the candidacy of Tom Vincent (who is part of the arts and music scene), but Beth Mason, who has been a longtime supporter of the arts in Hoboken. Dawn Zimmer also set up micro-blogs to make it appear like she has support from specific groups (renters and moms), but unlike Cammarano, she doesn’t try to hide that these blogs are connected to her campaign.

I can only imagine the Craigslist ad for this job: “Hippie Look-Alike Actor needed to portray politically involved artist – 2 week gig”

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Halley describes the interaction:

The Lone Artist!

“…who says he’s a guitar player that’s lived in Hoboken for one year – yeah, this is legit.

I got into it with this long-haired “hippie cum artist” standing outside the Path handing out cards and saying out loud, “Artists for Cammarano.”

Actual artists I’ve talked to in Hoboken are pretty disgusted and would like to know which artists specifically are backing Cammarano, of course knowing it’s all a sham but ticked off that Cammarano’s making them look bad. When I asked the kid how many artists were in this “grassroots organization” he couldn’t tell me and kept prompting me to check out the website. I asked him if he was being paid, he said no. I asked him who paid for the cards, he said artistsforcammarano, but there’s no info on the site who this organization is or how the cards were paid for. When I questioned the kid on why he’s for Cammarano he couldn’t give me specifics. He said, “Y’know, he’s just really cool. He’s against development, and like he has fundraisers out of his house to like help others.” When I pressed him on development specifics he said he just read stuff. I asked him if he believes everything he reads. He got defensive and said, Isn’t it weird that a group of 20 year old can get together and actually make something happen? Y’know, 20 year olds who don’t own condos? (implying that I’m not in my 20s). I told him it sounds like he needs to be educated.

Then he badgered me for standing around for 10 minutes watching him, “What’s up with that…it’s kind of weird that you’re just like standing here like watching me.” I said, “Isn’t it great that yknow, a 30-something can just stand here with nothing else to do but watch you and hang out?”

Touche.”

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38 Comments on "The political artist out of nowhere!"

broken
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broken

So everything supporting anyone other than Beth must be made up and bogus while any good selling point must apply double to her – she really can do no wrong, can she?

I can’t wait to see the article later today where she walks on water and pulls rose boquets from her arse.

Stpaddygirl
Member

Now this post deserves a +1

In response to broken who said:
So everything supporting anyone other than Beth must be made up and bogus while any good selling point must apply double to her – she really can do no wrong, can she?

I can’t wait to see the article later today where she walks on water and pulls rose boquets from her arse.

homeworld
Member

+2

In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
Now this post deserves a +1

broken
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broken

Cheers, everyone likes an Irish girl..

In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
Now this post deserves a +1

Stpaddygirl
Member

I wish I had the time to “hang out” and watch people.

Mbattle76
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Mbattle76

Not sure if Beth Mason’s campaign is this dumb or
one of the other campaigns is setting her up, but this is
just another reason to not vote for any of the City Council
Candidates.

If hoboken411 can not post the complete Flyer, it states,
“EARN $75 NOW!!! ….bring in your UNSEALED
Absentee Ballot….”.

Talk about illegal.

Red Haven
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Red Haven

Illegal AND bogus. As posted elsewhere, this is obviously an illegal dirty trick against Mason. However, I don’t know why Mbattle76 insists on posting it in every thread.

In response to Mbattle76 who said:
Not sure if Beth Mason’s campaign is this dumb or
one of the other campaigns is setting her up, but this is
just another reason to not vote for any of the City Council
Candidates.

If hoboken411 can not post the complete Flyer, it states,
“EARN $75 NOW!!! ….bring in your UNSEALED
Absentee Ballot….”.

Talk about illegal.

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10

You do to know why!

BTW, does anyone want to join my grass roots organization “Bad Artists for Good Government”? We’re campaigning for Anyone But Cammarano…

In response to Red Haven who said:
Illegal AND bogus. As posted elsewhere, this is obviously an illegal dirty trick against Mason. However, I don’t know why Mbattle76 insists on posting it in every thread.

bornandrazedinhobo
Member
bornandrazedinhobo

I wish I would have ran into this dickbag, he would have been heading for the hills! Sometimes you have to shoot the messenger to get the message across. By the time I would have been down grilling this guy on his Hoboken knowledge and political agenda he would have felt like a piece of meat on a Bobby Flay show!

homeworld
Member

From their website “Peter worked for the acquisition of $26 million in grants to build the new Pier C Park and Maxwell Place walkway.”

Shouldn’t the FOR-PROFIT Toll Brothers, Inc paid for the Maxwell Place Walkway, not our federal and state tax dollars?

Red Haven
Member
Red Haven

That is a complete fabrication. The grant money from the Port Authority for Pier C Park was secured before Cammarano moved to Hoboken. This even pre-dated the first Roberts term.

As for the Maxwell Place walkway funds, that was nothing but a giveaway of tax dollars to a developer arranged by Menendez and Roberts. As much as I’d like to blame Cammarano for it, he had nothing to do with it.

If you want 4 more years od Dave Roberts-style lies and special deals for developers then just go vote for Cammarano.

In response to homeworld who said:
From their website “Peter worked for the acquisition of $26 million in grants to build the new Pier C Park and Maxwell Place walkway.”

Shouldn’t the FOR-PROFIT Toll Brothers, Inc paid for the Maxwell Place Walkway, not our federal and state tax dollars?

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