Thursday, March 5, 2015
Did you ever wonder who was at the control panel of Beth Mason's brain?
You know; flipping switches, turning gears, picking the words to exit her mouth?
Over and over, the massive email 'document dump' reveals it is a group effort to make this Councilwoman tick. Yes, it takes a village to be Councilwoman Mason, which is almost amusing until you realize what that really means. An unelected, unqualified group of hyper-partisans and political operatives were running the 2nd Ward, making decisions impacting the entire City of Hoboken. That is not funny. It is a matter of public interest and public concern to the residents of Hoboken that unelected others were in control. Residents of the 2nd Ward were mislead to believe that Beth Mason was the Councilwoman- not a rogue band of hacks and nuts. Other people really were "writing her stuff." Other people were running amok with her dough, trafficking ill-gotten email, hiring Nazi Trucks, posting midnight flyers and playing dirty tricks. So if you thought you saw Mason getting cues from her Blackberry during Council meetings, she probably was.
Take a peek behind the curtain on the night of June 20, 2012. There is a City Council meeting ongoing. At 9:39 PM, Kim Cardinal emails Mason "business partner" James Barracato:
Kim Cardinal Bajardi, back seat driver, demands that Bhalla "must recuse himself..." for a Council vote. Imagine the blood vessels bulging as she hammered that 'exclamation point' key (!!!!!!)
At 9:41 PM, Barracato dutifully sends Mason a text, presumably to convey Cardinal's order.
At 9:44 PM, Cardinal emails Barracato "it is time to seriously consider a recall" of the 5th or 6th Ward Councilpersons. It is no secret: Barracato's "business partner" can afford to fund such a recall.
Barracato picks one, then Cardinal suggest a two-fer...
Oooh, wicked-smart. Or just wicked.
Uh-oh... it's 9:50 PM; here come more exclamation points (!!!!!!!)
Object!!!!! Object!!!!! Object!!!!!! Darn, Mason's not answering her texts...
9:57 PM: incoming cryptic message:
Cardinal's next order: Mason must investigate Bhalla! It's "what she does best."
These email exchanges took place 36 days before Bajardi v Pincus was filed, with this repeated claim:
Bit by bit, sunlight falls on a rogue political group that operated in shadows, then used the courts to silence critics.
I wonder how that worked out?