Friday, October 11, 2013

The Hoboken Producers


The 1968 comedy The Producers, written and directed by Mel Brooks, is one of my favorite  movies.  Have you seen it?

It's about a con man, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel), and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), who set out to produce the worst show ever, so bad it will close on opening night.   Then the two plan to split to Rio with their investors' cash:  25,000% of the plays profits, mostly forked over by horny old ladies.

So, these two producers plot to enrich themselves by producing a FLOP.

Can the same be said for the producers of One Hoboken?

One Hoboken's campaign is so bad, it's become a national story.  Floppity-FLOP.

The Peyton Letter attacking Eli Manning signed by Occhipinti, Raia, Biancamano and Montgomery has metastasized on the national stage; a tawdry bit of fluff at the nexus of sports and politics. Just like the Move Forward campaign's Nazi Truck,  this Peyton Letter has made Hoboken political history.  Can you think of another campaign to make national news by attacking a famous resident?   

The striking thing to GA is that the producers don't seem to care.

No, in fact they are doubling down on a strategy which has only heaped them scorn; take today's Tweet by One Hoboken's campaign manager:  The curse continues for Eli! #Say No To Politics!

Does that make sense? 

A campaign that is 'in it to win it' would have fired the communications person and/or whomever wrote that idiotic letter.  Immediately.

Not this campaign.  In this campaign, there are no consequences for hurting your candidates.  In this campaign the Communications Director (who has to take responsibility for such a PR disaster) is paid handsomely. Rumors abound that others in the campaign are being 'rewarded' as well.

While money flows like wine, the campaign sinks and stinks.  Isn't that a curiosity?

Is millionaire developer /candidate Frank Raia being milked like a cow?

The scuttlebutt is that Raia has a chance, the only one on the ticket, to take a Council seat.

Is this true or is Frank being played? 

On with the show.

15 comments:

  1. Right now Frank is a player - time will tell if he has been played. In any event, it is a good show as of now.

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  2. mayor debate videos are up: http://hudsonreporter.com/pages/archive_video


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  3. Frank needs to keep up the pretense of having Occhipinti being on his ticket.

    He is not a happy camper with Timmy and Jamie but anyone who knows Frank when he gets mad he gets even. Just ask Ruben and Sandra.

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  4. Franks getting smoke blown up his ass by parasites looking for a payday. He doesn't care now because his eye's on the prize and he is sure he'll win. Frank wasn't consulted on that letter for a reason. He'll figure it out later or else he won't.

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  5. prediction - in a week or two there will be One Vision for Hoboken. Ruben, Frank, Eduardo and ....who cares... some place setter. Maybe the Brit girl, Laura didn't seem to be getting the traction. Biancomono is just a younger and dumber version of Frank. BOE? Falco, Gilbarty Rivera. All useful. Murray to nasty and Patty is Patty.

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  6. they did the same thing to Mason in the boe election last year. her money went all over the place, in a lot of peoples pockets. the Friends and Family Plan. feeding the Russos. Its a con game. backstabber boy runs the scam. bleeds her dough then feeds her bullshit. she buys it every time. its Franks turn. the parasites are back for a payday. he dont care as long as he wins.

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    1. If that's true it's amazing that Ricky Mason, equity partner in a white shoe law firm, would let his wife be taken advantage of like that and his money given out like halloween candy. Unless he doesn't know what's going on right under his nose. The proverbial wolf guarding the hen house. Paging Ricky Mason.

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    2. He's too busy to pay attention. She's too disconnected to pay attention. Anyone authorized to use a credit card or with access to an account could help himself and friends to her money. If that's the case. This woman can't be bothered to read her own email.

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  7. Like the cast of previous failed, presumably corrupt campaigns, Occhipinti's headquarters is now host to the return of one of the old guard's company players, Alex Lesiak, who is believed to have handled street money distribution and other duties for Cammarano and Mason. He was the one who was seen fending off the mob of angry, unpaid "volunteer" workers at her headquarters after Mason didn't even make it into the runoff for her failed mayoral run. Now why would they drag him all the way up from DC for this? http://www.scribd.com/doc/169360204/Peter-Cammarano-ELEC-Complaint

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  8. I guess that, since I am feeling like a real vile bitch tonight, thank you very much, I will go hang out at my friends, Ted and Joe's place tonight. It is like a zoo in there, a dark little hole in the wall, with cockroaches in the bathroom sinks, little furry mice running between the bar stools, a cougar behind the bar, some communications type mole trolling for her next balding victim (sucking on a straw with a skirt so short that she really could use a hair net) and this penguin looking thing hopping around with a cue stick in its beak who shoots pool for shit and uses a pile of old tattered law books to reach the table. The hoer d'oerves (usually furry mozzarella sticks with guacaMOLE sauce) unfortunately seem to disappear into thin air because the flies are so huge. But they do have some great drink specials. The one I like the most is toilet water and scotch on the rocks with a chum garnish. And I mean real rocks. Lots of fun, lots of laugh, the company, meh.

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    1. that place ted & joes? a real shithole. you forgot to mention the rats, they're huge. i saw one swallow a chihuahua. furry mozzarella sticks? mine were moving around in the plate. one of them barked at me. I think the health department is afraid to go in there. i hear some who go to the bathroom never return. rumor is some amphibious creature lives in the toilets with a taste for human flesh.

      what a dump.

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  9. Khoboken appears to be in rare form tonight....

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    1. That's why we call her Queen of the Vile. That last one was raw, it had to exit stage left.

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    2. Hey GA,

      Did you get to dip your squiggly stick in the guacaMOLE sauce like the balding guy does?

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