Well, well! This dish was served hot in today's Secaucus Reporter, by my friend, Al Sullivan.
We all know that Hoboken's 2nd Ward Councilwoman is ambitious. Remember this?
New Jersey's U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg died on June 3, 2013; his corpse was still warm when Councilwoman Mason got this story into the Star Ledger:
|He's barely dead!|
And a reputable news source, Grafix Avenger, reported from Lautenberg's June 5 funeral:
Mason, a Hoboken Councilwoman and one of the state’s most prolific donors, has been reaching out to leading Democrats expressing interest in the seat, reportedly on a Death Watch for Lautenberg since his 86th birthday. A witness at that birthday party said, "Mason swapped his birthday candles for the kind that don't blow out. The Senator huffed and puffed, and I heard her whispering 'C'mon, c'mon..."
According to two sources familiar with Mason’s thinking who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to talk about internal deliberations, Mason wanted to make sure Lautenberg was dead before she declared her run for his seat. They quoted her as saying, "I don't care if he's still warm."
At his funeral yesterday, Mason was seen climbing into his coffin to check Lautenberg's pulse.
"He's stiff as a board!" Mason was heard to shriek in New York City's Park Avenue Synagogue. Then her companion, a squat dumpy-looking man who would only give his name as "James" handed out glossy fliers to the mourners that read "Beth Mason for U.S. Senate." The slogan for her campaign appears to be "I'm Rich!"
|Mason mourns the late Senator Frank Lautenberg|
Ask New Jersey U.S. Senator Cory Booker how that panned out.
If at first you don't succeed....
Earwitness Al is reporting from his reliable sources that Hoboken's 2nd Ward Councilwoman is eying a run for New Jersey's Lieutenant Governor on a ticket with State Senator Stephen Sweeney!
Yup. Oh, she'll get it, too. Mark my word. GA thinks it's great news- for Hoboken.
|Future NJ Governor Sweeney and his Lieutenant Gov.?|