Who ever said Terry Castellano didn't have mad political skills?
How many politicians do you know who could get an angry room full of people to say "BAAAH!"
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO: ...You guys have no souls. I don't know if you have any blood in your veins, but what do you expect from a bunch of sheep?Does Terry do horse impressions? Can she "mew" like a kitten? Bleat like a goat? Snort like a hog?
THE AUDIENCE: Baah, Baah.
Here she is, at last Monday's meeting praising two Commissioners who do unpaid public service for the HHA:
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO: Dave and Rob and Jeanne, you're awesome. You're awesome. Thank you. To this crowd, I am so proud, I have really been so proud of those two -- (Applause) - our true Hoboken residents.They are TRUE Hoboken residents! Not like the UN-true kind, like those five... animals.
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO:...Zimmer finds people who can be easily manipulated to carry out her plan --They do? I never noticed. Invisible ink, maybe?
THE AUDIENCE: That's right. (Applause)
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO: -- and you all fall under the category of sheep. You have "sheep" written on your foreheads.
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO: ...Hoboken has always been a densely populated burdened city. I have been told at times that there is diversity.Not in Church Towers, where Cousin Mike lives. That place is whiter than the inside of Martha Stewart's linen closet.
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO: ...Over the years, we have lived side by side with many different ethnicities and religious backgrounds, and now you come here, and you don't want to accept us?You forgot to say "race." I think a family of unicorns will get an apartment at Church Towers before an African American family does. If you don't believe me, ask someone who knows!
COUNCILWOMAN CASTELLANO: ...The Zimmer strategy is divide and conquer. You are not dividing us. You are uniting us.Mayor Zimmer had a farm... eee-iii-eee-iii-oooh. And on that farm she had some sheep... eee-iii-eee-iii-oooh.
(Applause and cheering)
Sing it, Terry!
I think Councilwoman Castellano is right: it is better to divide the "TRUE" Hoboken residents from the animals with their pink snouts and curly woolen coats. I mean, would YOU want to live next door to a guy with cloven hoofs? Or a gal that bleated day and night?
Better to divide the "TRUE" Hoboken residents like Terry does, and call everyone else who doesn't agree with you an "animal." With "no soul!"
That's how you UNITE "us."