Here's the latest from the trenches of Bayonne: ix-nay on the ole-may!
It looks like the battle over swapping The Mole for The Dole (Mason's) that's divided the Davis camp has ended. Key folks within the Davis camp threatened to walk out if Mason's henchman was hired. I am told they didn't "trust" him and believed he was a spy. Still...
When so much money is held out to a cash-poor campaign... it is awfully hard to turn down. What to do, what to do! Like waving a box of Twinkies in front of a starving man, wouldn't you grab the box?
Only Mason's Twinkies come laced with arsenic.
Nevertheless, drama ensued in Camp Davis; some wanted the loot thinking they could keep Mason's critter at bay. Yeah, right.
In the end, calmer, cooler heads prevailed.
GA doesn't know if the Legend of Occhipinti had anything to do with it. (Once upon a time, a campaign burned through an estimated $250K to land 17% of the vote for Occhipinti and 7th place for Frank Raia, and nobody lived happily ever after).
If the Legend of Occhipinti didn't ring alarm bells, it should have. The same crew was ready to do the same in Bayonne for Davis.
GA says "may the best man win" in Bayonne. I don't have a dog in that race, I'm just not a big fan of dirty tricks.
Speaking of dirty tricks, I heard scuttlebutt about the Mole putting together a third Bayonne campaign to draw votes from Davis, to help Smith.
Curiously, a key member of that third campaign (who I won't name) tried for a couple of days to contact me via Facebook. When I got back to him, he asked about sources for my "knowledge" of Mason and the Davis campaign.
For the record, GA doesn't give up sources. (I am a card-carrying member of the Society of Professional Journalists. )
|Pass the guacamole, and the mole.|