GA heard from a source the Mason checkbook flipped open in Jersey City- again.
What a difference an election makes.
From dumping a loaded Brinks truck into Mayor Jerry Healy's campaign coffers a month ago- at least $46K, Mason skulked back into hostile territory last week with a $5,000 check for Mayor-elect Fulop reportedly for Jersey City's June 11 run-off .
Is $5K enough to smooth ruffled feathers on the Fulop campaign? Better yet, is any amount enough?
Because GA heard from several sources that the smear campaign to tarnish the reputation of a top Fulop aide (false rumors spread to the media and a hate-flier) in the homestretch of the campaign came from Mason herself. More precisely, from Mason's fishy political operative. And Finboy's smear victim was a former associate and mentor. Nice.
A classic, politically tone-deaf Mason-Finboy smear job.
They did it to me in the BoE election- attacked me on thousands of midnight fliers and on a Nazi Truck, though I wasn't a candidate, and had no involvement with any campaign. Finboy forgot his job was to win elections, not nurse vendettas. Did the Mason-Finboy smear strategy get them one vote?
No. It galvanized Reform and lost the election.
This time, the Mason-Finboy smear was as gratuitous and counterproductive. Not to mention vicious; the attack was designed to wreck the guy's reputation and career. It really had no other aim, no political benefit. GA bets the Mason-Finboy savaging of their former ally didn't get Healy a single vote.
But it may have gotten them something else- enemies. Powerful ones. Hence the $5K Mason peace offering?
Given her generosity to Healy, and her wealth, that is a paltry amount. Did The Checkbook contract anemia all of a sudden? $5K seems kind of insulting, after Healy got a shower of Benjamins.
Well Jersey City people, $5K can get you a LOT of t-shirts at GA's Recall Beth Mason 2013 Gift Shop. A LOT. And buttons, too.
Let this be a lesson to anyone in the political world about how Mason will try to destroy you if you are on the 'other' side; today's allies are tomorrow's targets. If you still 'take' her and her rotten fish, you have no one to blame but yourself.