So, did you all crack open your Hoboken Reporter yet? I did.
Well folks, it looks like we've got a Hatfield-McCoy style feud raging on the Dark Side.
In the left corner, is Ruben 'Hatfield' Ramos, Jr., Mike Russo and their kin. and in the right corner, we've got Tim 'McCoy' Occhipinti, Beth Mason, Aqua Mole and her miscreants (the kind that photograph the flood damaged home of a Councilwoman and the 'not an operative' kind who brings her little boy to photograph a Kids First member's home)
Here are some of the quotes, first from Ruben 'Hatfield' Ramos:
Ramos was gracious toward Zimmer, wishing her luck and pledging to remain in public service, but he railed against “political egos” when asked if he thought Occhipinti’s campaign hurt his chances of winning. “When a slate enters the race on the day of the filing deadline, it’s clear that no one is going to take you seriously,” said Ramos. “I think it was obvious that egos got in the way of a better Hoboken and I think people see that.” If Hoboken’s old law allowing runoff elections was still in place, this election would have been followed by another between only Ramos and Zimmer. But recently residents approved a referendum that changed the law. “[The Occhipinti] slate was enough to sway the vote,” said Ramos.
|left panel: Theresa Castellano wears an abby-normal expression after losing her Ward-- right panel: Igor carries an abby- normal brain.|
Or will one of them decide to 'work' with Reform?
GA (and everyone else with eyeballs) sees that Franz Paetzhold is licking his chops for Beth Mason's seat. Who else will pop up at Council meetings in anticipation of 2015?
In the meantime, we've got that blood-feud raging. As the casualties pile up, we'll be cheering for a new and improved Dark Side. One that doesn't try to wreck families and people's private sector employment.
Hoboken politics may be crazy, but it's never boring.