Thursday, November 7, 2013
Election Results: The Bhalla Effect
GA was very interested in the impact of the unrelenting media blitz presumed to be funded by Hoboken's biggest bully of them all: Beth Mason.
Because really, on top of circumstantial proofs such as her longtime operative Barry Brendel popping up at the City Council to videotape Bhalla, who else could afford to carpet bomb YouTube and Facebook with ads, and 'persuade' the Hudson Reporter to run slanted stories about Bhalla in the weeks prior to the election? Perhaps a City Councilwoman who employs a political operative and runs an anti-Zimmer shadow movement out of her 1200 Washington Street 'Civic' association.
And who else is MEAN enough? Perhaps a Councilwoman who underwrote a BoE campaign that sent videographer Brendel to my Zoning Board meetings then put the film on a Nazi Truck?
And who else is ETHICALLY-COMPROMISED enough to pull such a dirty trick? Perhaps a Councilwoman who ran political operation out of her 'non-profit' 501 (c)3 and employed political operatives who admitted so on June 7, 2012 in a Union City Counrtroom (Matt Calicchio vs. State of New Jersey)?
There is only one human being nasty enough, rich enough, ethically-compromised enough, and some believe, crazy enough to orchestrate such an evil, mean-spirited, city-wide defamation campaign against one man.
Your guess is as good as mine. And I'll bet it's pretty good.
So, after this media juggernaut against one man- a good and decent man- what impact did it have on voters?
A nominal impact, if ANY. Because let's face it: Bhalla wears a turban and is an ethnic Sikh. In ice-cream flavors, he's more Toffee Crunch than Vanilla Bean.
See for yourself.
Please, can this mean, vicious, stupid woman and her double-crossing hack be extricated from the Hoboken's body politic once and for all?