Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Catalano Show Your Hand/ Sennett for Dem Boss
I don't know about you but I find it extremely humorous that GOP Boss Mario Catalano always talks about the highly qualified candidates he has banging down his door to run for different offices. However, he never will tell you who they are. What's wrong with transparency Mr. Catalano? If you have candidates that are going to run for Executive or Comptroller let the people know who they are so they can make an informed decision.
The reality is that Mario Catalano has nobody and is waiting until the last minute in hope that someone half way creditable will step forward. Sure if no one steps up they will throw up a paper candidate like Quigley who can finance his own campaign very easily but will have little impact against a Hein candidacy.
Ironically we saw in 2007 that a paper candidacy can win in Ulster County. The Ulster County Democratic party needs to get over the Sennett/ Bradley nonsense of last year or we will again lose. Even though are ideas and our candidates are better then that of the Republican party if we are not united will will not win. This year is too important to hold a grudge. Or to have a did you support Jon Sennett litmus test. Just because a person supported Vince Bradley does not mean they should immediately be taken out of consideration for a position in Ulster County and vice- versa.
The comments on my blog are worrisome of a 2007 repeat. Dem's have to get over the D.A.'s race fast and unite together. I am just as upset that Mr. Sennett is not at 1818 as the rest of the more than 16 thousand people that supported him. There is nothing anyone can do about the result but make sure that we do not make the same mistake twice.
Part of the healing process has to be obtaining new leadership within the party. I'm fairly confident that John Parete will not seek reelection as Chairman of the Democratic party in June. He's got a nice job at the Board of Elections and does not need the stress. As committeemen when we pick a new leader, we must pick someone that will unite and represent our party the best way possible. There is not anyone that I can think of that would do a better job as party chairman then Jonathan Sennett. Mr. Sennett has the strong Progressive values needed in our next chairman and the tireless energy needed to continue to get Democrats elected in Ulster County. Which is why I strongly hope that Sennett will run for chairman of the Ulster County Democratic Party this June.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 11:03 PM