Sunday, March 04, 2007
Alderman Cahill: build some confidence
Alderman Richard Cahill's dream has always been to become Kingston city court judge, and follow in the footsteps of his late grandfather. Mr. Cahill has been waiting for his chance to run for judge ever since he graduated from law school, and now when his chance has come it looks like he will roll over for Mike Bruhn Jr. (son of Ulster County Judge Mike Bruhn Sr.) Why? Simple, Rich Cahill lacks confidence and is overly concerned about the way the republican party's PR. Cahill who should have the nomination, after all he built the city republican party, will NEVER primary Bruhn, mark my words. He will do what he thinks is " best for the party" and throw away all his hard work.
My advise to Cahill is to run for judge...who knows he might become judge. Cahill must realize that if Bruhn is elected he will be in there at least 2 terms. Rich will be in his late 50's before he can run again. This is the perfect time for Rich to run. Hey I may vote for him, if Cahill is judge he will not be able to do that tv show of his anymore. If I can save the city from having to listen to his commentary for an hour a week it may be worth it. Having criminals listen to him for hours a day in court is also punishment enough for them, this may be a win win situation! Just think Rich if you become judge you can swear in James Sottile to another term as Mayor!
In the end, Rich will run for Alderman and cite some lame excuse as to why he has chosen not to run for judge. The real reason: He thinks he will not be able get the party's nomination for judge and he also believes running for alderman is probably his safest bet at staying elected at this point. Mr. Cahill is wrong on both counts.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 3:08 AM