Merry (political) Christmas!
Hope all of you are enjoying your Christmas, or day off from work!
I took a break from my Christmas
Vacation house-cleaning torture session, because I found these items in piles of paperwork I’ve been sorting through.
Here’s a little collage of the Hudson County politician cards I received in the mail. Peter Cammarano, Michael Russo and Brian Stack really care about me! Yay!
See them up close after the break (along with a surprise Hoboken Mayor “birthday letter”)…
See the larger versions after the jump.
Card #1: Peter Cammarano & Family
The Hoboken Mayoral (and council at-large) elections aren’t until 2009, however, let the campaigning begin! Peter definitely had a pretty nice card. Should I frame it for safekeeping?
The card had a note that it was paid for by Cammarano’s “election fund.”
Card #2: Michael Russo
I don’t live in Russo’s ward, but I got a card anyway (hello Mayoral candidate!)
Michael’s card was a smaller, with minimal photos. However, it did have have nice wishes. I forgot to add Peace, Health and Happiness to my xmas wish-list though! Damnit!
This card had a note saying is was not paid for by the taxpayers.
Card #3: Brian Stack
Brian sent more of a traditional card in an envelope. The only bi-lingual card of the group. He sends thanks, and vows to be accessible “at anytime.” I will give him a shout this Friday at about 4am to speak my mind after a night of drinking. He better be there!
No idea who paid for this.
Bonus find: Birthday Letter from Roberts
You can tell I’m a bit behind in my paperwork. Here’s a letter I got in October from Mayor Roberts wishing me a happy birthday.
This 18lb laser printed letter from David almost made me shed a tear. Our very own Mayor was honored and privileged to extend his best wishes to ME!
He also wants all my tomorrows to be filled with the finest things! I hope he means it! I will certainly keep this in my scrapbook for a long time.
It said the letter was not paid for by taxpayers. OK, but out of curiosity.. how much does it cost to send let’s say, 30,000 Birthday letters out each year? 60 reams of paper can’t cost more than $300 bucks, 30,000 envelopes cost what? $500? Then postage is how much these days? .41? I forget.. so that’s a bit over $12,000.. So around $13,000 is spent annually on birthday form letters from the Mayor.
I want to see his Staples receipts!!!