Friday, June 29, 2007
Updated list below - Ante up : Parete stacks his bets for Bradley
Yesterday, I reported that I was confident that the Democratic Executive Committee meeting being held on Sunday would be fair, and that Chairman Parete would not stack the deck to allow Vincent Bradley Jr. to run in a Democratic primary. I'm disappointed to say I was wrong. Today, John Parete appointed 19 new members (Bradley Supporters) to the Executive board, that will be allowed to vote on Sunday. This is simply disgraceful and unacceptable. Mr.Parete has officially turned into Pete Savago. What? Does John Parete not have faith in his Executive Committee? It's one thing to have the Executive Committee vote and allow Bradley to run. It's a different story to appoint 19 new people to insure that Bradley is allowed to run. We as Democrats must take a stand on this, and not allow this to happen. If that means that Mr. Parete's Chairmanship is threatened then so be it. The party is bigger then Parete, Bradley and even Sennett. We must not abandon our principals for any one person.
Some of Parete's new appointees include :
Eli B. Basch, who serves on the Committee to Elect Vincent Bradley
Charles O. Landi, a staunch Bradley supporter
Kevin R. Bryant, also serves on Committee to Elect Vincent Bradley
Elliot Aurbach, seconded Bradley's nomination in his bid for the Democratic nod.
Abel Garraghan, Bradley supporter
Now, if these people want to serve on the executive committee, fine, they're all very intelligent and well qualified people, but they must wait until the next meeting. To put them on 48 hours before such an important vote is extremely inappropriate and does not fool anyone. It is very clear there purpose is to make sure Bradley is allowed in a primary, and that is immoral.
The Committee meeting is Sunday, 4pm at Democratic Headquarters on Fair St., I encourage everyone to attend and speak up against this outrage.
Better yet, Call John Parete and tell him that this is not the way our party works. It's not to late for him to change his mind and do the right thing.
John Parete : 845-657-8500
John Parete E-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 7:55 PM