You know, I like Senor Lankey and have high hopes for his stewardship but this ordinance he's putting out stinks so much of Dem party politics that you really have to wonder where his head is when it comes to the interests of the people of Downtown Edison. I truly expected more of him - and it looks like that was foolish of me.
While this odor-nance is described as a step forward by his surrogates and Dem Party supporters, it's really just a side-step around the real problems and serves only Lankey & his Dem Party cohorts. It's window dressing to leave you with the impression that they're actually doing something.
Now, the Council will approve this police odor-nance tonight, without question. Nothing unpredictable about this Dem Council following Lankey's lead except why Bob 'See No Conflict' Diehl has put up with Rob 'March on Trenton' Karabinchak this long! Seems that's a bubble looking to burst at any moment.
But I digress, so let's get back to Lankey. While I recognize in the wonderful world of Dem Party politics here in Downtown Edison that there are no permanent friends, no permanent enemies - just permanent interests, you really have to question his hiring practices, his political appointments and his total disregard for his campaign promises.
And, if he continues to let Karabinchak and/or Perilstein to speak for him on important matters, then we just might as well start calling him Mayor ChoiLankeySpadoro! You can pretty much discount anything they say if you remember the first rule of spin - Spin is all well and good, just as long as you don't believe it.
Now, don't misunderstand me, there's nothing wrong with politicians putting the facts in the light most favorable to themselves but it seems here in Downtown Edison the politicians spin stuff so much, they make themselves dizzy. Spadoro was great for that.
And let's face it, Karabinchak doesn't exactly inspire much confidence in our elected officials when he's in control of a public meeting and Perilstein is a Choi leftover who doesn't exactly have a fondness for the police department when you read her writings. And seriously, Russomanno?!? Really!?! When is enough, enough with this Dem Party guy?
So, here's what this police odor-nance means to me. Lankey can't seem to find the balance between the Dem Party and the people he serves and continues to place the interest of the Dem Party over the interest of the people of Downtown Edison - and for that, I truly am disappointed in him.
Anyhoo, at least we're comforted in the knowledge that Lankey had an opportunity to make a major statement about this town but passed on it by sending Rob 'March on Trenton' Karabinchak and his side-kick Alvaro 'KaraMia' Gomez on a fact finding mission instead.
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