Sunday, June 21, 2009
A Few Observations
Sorry the blog has not been updated as much, it's been a busy hectic week.
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A Few Observations:
Sorry to see Kingston Truth, another local blog, shut down, I enjoyed reading the blog and it was one of the few "pro Blaber" blogs in Ulster County. Hope it makes a come back.
Gilda Riccardi, is out beating bushes, I had a great conversation with some people who got to meet her last week for the first time and they were very impressed with her. I am happy she is out there working and look forward to campaigning for her in the coming months.
Mike Madsen says he has been out getting signatures and getting a great response from voters. Keep up the good work, Mike! Jeanette Provanzano is also out working hard.....where is Frank Dart these days? We hear vacationing it up in Florida.
Dean Palen in some hot water in the last few days. After, him and his wife were escorted off the property last week, 31k in uncased checks dating back from 2000 were found in a safe behind his wife's desk. While it may not have been criminal, it certainly showed that Palen was incompetent. And, lets be honest people were sick of the Palen/Palen show going on at the UC Health Department for the last 20 years. Expect a thorough and detailed audit to come out of Comptroller Auerbach's office in the coming weeks.
Speaking of Palen, my friend and the Political Dean of Ulster Politics Hugh Reynolds, must be kicking himself for the column he wrote defending Palen and attacking Mike Hein for ousting him...if only he had waited a few days.......
Debrah Schneer, the Democratic nominee for County Court was appointed by Governor David Paterson to fill Judge Bruhn's seat a few days ago. With the mess going on in Albany (which ironically, sort of reminds me of the mess that went on at the UC Democratic convention) it is doubtful Schneer will get Senate approval to take her post any time soon.
Nina Postupack came out and publicly endorsed Jim Quigley to be the next Supervisor of the town of Ulster. I am a little surprised by this and it may have current Supervisor Nicky Woerner scratching his head...is his support from the Spada crowd dwindling? Will he now do the right thing and support Gilda Riccardi for Clerk?
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 9:41 PM