Political Water Cooler – 10/28/2009

10/28/2009:

A few Hoboken political nuggets quickly delivered in a couple gulps…

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Mayoral Forum, Debate, whatever you call it – tonight

This evening, over at the campus of Stevens Institute, is the final “Mayoral Forum” before the election. Listen to what your candidates have rehearsed to tell you. Just remember all the promises candidates make – and very often fail to follow through on.

Mason endorses Corzine for Governor

Mayoral Candidate Beth Mason issued an endorsement for incumbent NJ Governor (and Hoboken resident) Jon Corzine to be re-elected. She cited Corzine’s achievements in health care and education, his leadership skills and the importance of future State Judicial appointments.

See press release here.

Cammarano Gets Paid

A mini-nugget that had many political zealots in town riled up, was the $4200 in vacation pay that former Mayor Peter Cammarano received despite his nefarious activity that lead to his arrest and quick resignation. The city cited the cost in legal fees would exceed the amount in question – and will not pursue getting it back. Makes you wonder how much the city was really hiding when citizens had to endure costly lawsuits just to get photocopies of cell phone bills!

Political campaign stop disguised as “community meeting”

Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Councilman Peter Cunningham and Parking Czar Ian Sacs are headed up to 1200 Grand this evening at 7:30pm for a “community meeting” to discuss the ridiculous parking concept of installing 75 meters near the Clearview Cinemas Theater. This was discussed at great length during the last city council meeting – and most area residents I spoke with don’t see this as a “community meeting,” but rather a “campaign stop” to promote Zimmer’s agenda bullet points. Notice how these meetups only happen around election time?

Anyway, resident Leslie, who can’t attend the meeting, provided several bullet points of her own, criticizing the whole debacle, and questioning the authenticity of Sacs’ “informal survey” which was used as justification for the asinine plan.

That’s it for now – stay dry today!

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31 Comments on "Political Water Cooler – 10/28/2009"

emarche
Member

Dawn Zimmer…COME ON DOWN! You’re the next mayoral candidate to lose two votes in the upcoming election!

Raia was in the house? Step right up and join the conga line my good man: you’ve just lost two votes as well.

Waiters, Everton and Brinkman…

The horror…the horror!

jc5201
Member
jc5201

For all those people who said they wouldn’t vote for Mason because she endorsed Corzine today, you should have seen your candidate cheering him on!

As Acting Mayor, Zimmer was on stage with him and said she was voting for him. Mason, Raia and Glatt were all there cheering as well. It’s very possible Waiters and Everton were there as well but they might not have been, So you can choose between those two and Brinkman, who I’m fairly certain was not there!

matt_72
Member
I am not voting for Mason purely b/c of issues that only relate to Hoboken and her ACTIONS and POSITIONS relating to Hoboken. That being said, I am as disappointed w/ Zimmer for her endorsement as I am w/ every other person who endorsed Corzine. That man is personally responsible for screwing HUMC out of $10mm dollars (though Roberts and everyone who supported bailing out that pig is even more responsible) back in 2008. I would think that Mason (and Zimmer and the rest for that matter) who fought for open access to HUMC financial statements would have actually read those financial statements and realized that Corzine royally screwed Hoboken over. Nobody in this town should be voting for Corzine, not unless you actually want to pay more in taxes b/c the state refuses to pay for charity care. Thanks Corzine, thanks for sticking Hoboken w/ the bill for covering healthcare for all the folks living in towns surrounding Hoboken. And thanks to that former firefighter who couldn’t put out a candle if he tried and came up w/ the idiotic idea of having Hoboken bail out a money losing hospital w/o any assurances that the state would at least make sure the city didn’t lose its shirt when it agreed to back those bonds. Roberts really ought to be sued by the city for gross negligence. In response to jc5201 who said: For all those people who said they wouldn’t vote for Mason because she endorsed Corzine today, you… Read more »
jc5201
Member
jc5201
So let me get this straight Matt. You’re mad at Roberts for funding HUMC, and you’re mad at Corzine for cutting $10 mil in funding to a “pig” in a very tough economy? You’re about as consistent as a hands off republican being mad at the Yankees for making more money and spending more money than any other team. Wait, you said that as well! In response to matt_72 who said: I am not voting for Mason purely b/c of issues that only relate to Hoboken and her ACTIONS and POSITIONS relating to Hoboken. That being said, I am as disappointed w/ Zimmer for her endorsement as I am w/ every other person who endorsed Corzine. That man is personally responsible for screwing HUMC out of $10mm dollars (though Roberts and everyone who supported bailing out that pig is even more responsible) back in 2008. I would think that Mason (and Zimmer and the rest for that matter) who fought for open access to HUMC financial statements would have actually read those financial statements and realized that Corzine royally screwed Hoboken over. Nobody in this town should be voting for Corzine, not unless you actually want to pay more in taxes b/c the state refuses to pay for charity care. Thanks Corzine, thanks for sticking Hoboken w/ the bill for covering healthcare for all the folks living in towns surrounding Hoboken. And thanks to that former firefighter who couldn’t put out a candle if he tried and came up w/… Read more »
matt_72
Member
No, I am mad at Roberts for doing anything to save HUMC when he had no idea if the state would maintain enough in funding to keep it from going bankrupt a couple years or so after Hoboken backed $52mm in bonds (a bit “I TOLD YOU SO” here). And I am mad at the state for not stepping up to the plate and paying for the charity care it requires HUMC to provide. As far as I am concerned, if the state isn’t going to pay a hospital enough to keep it from going bankrupt when providing charity care, then no hospital should be required to offer it. I don’t think any business or non-profit should be forced to provide services AT A LOSS. And I think that anyone in Hoboken who votes for a man that cut funding to the hospital and stuck Hoboken taxpayers w/ the bill is just plain crazy. ***as for where Corzine could have gotten the money, how about firing about half the state’s paper pushers for a start, most are darn near useless*** As for the yankees, they are a great business & applaud them for fooling people like you into thinking baseball is a competitive sport. But just because they make for great entertainment, that doesn’t mean I consider baseball much of a sport worth watching. I consider a true sport to be one where it is a real competition where teams compete on an even playing field to see who is… Read more »
BklynHobo
Member

Mason just lost my vote as well and she actually probably was going to get it. If she really thinks Corzine is worthy of another term I have to question her judgement. She should have just stated out of the governor race. Now I need to pick a new candidate from a bunch of clowns.

whineanddineinhob
Member
whineanddineinhob

Bklynhobo don’t spite the nose off your face because of Mason supporting Corzine. She only has one vote to cast of her own and noboby else has to support her way of thinking. We need a mayor in this town capable of some sort of leadership (considering the candidates), and Zimmer does not qualify.

In response to BklynHobo who said:
Mason just lost my vote as well and she actually probably was going to get it. If she really thinks Corzine is worthy of another term I have to question her judgement. She should have just stated out of the governor race. Now I need to pick a new candidate from a bunch of clowns.

homeworld
Member

It would be interesting to have a “Who are you voting for Poll” on Hoboken411. It seems like there are a decent amount of people willing to vote for Daggett.

realstuff
Member
realstuff

Helen Hirsh was hot for a City Manager – What heppened to her drive? It has stopped the same as Hoboken’s budget….Hoboken needs a seasoned proven city manager…that’x a fact Jack!

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