|Independent Auditor's report: "Financial Statements and Supplemental Information, Years ended September 30, 2014" dated June 29, 2015:|
Folks, there aren't enough free cups of 7-11 coffee in the world to make Carmelo Garcia's miserable record as Executive Director of the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) look good.
That's the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Well folks, plenty more where that came from, but you catch the drift.
So, it is NO surprise that the troubled and substandard campaign of the troubled and substandard candidate, Carmelo Garcia, would pull a rabbit named "Hail Mary" out of his bag of troubled and substandard tricks. It is not the move of a confident, winning campaign.
As a SLAPP Defendant in Bajardi v Pincus, GA endured 540 days of discovery, dozens of motions and a trial before posting any discovery on this blog. Further, every document GA has posted here was produced as an exhibit to the pre-trial/trial judge and as a matter of record, is a public document.
So, GA was genuinely surprised to read that "discovery emails" were given to PolitickerNJ in the middle of Garcia's litigation, before the close of discovery and 12 days before a municipal election!
GA could only imagine the Dark Side glee at "getting" the mayor who is so hated by them. Certainly, no such Dark Side indignation flared at either this:
Def. Pincus' MSJ Exhibit: BAJARDI_00042948.doc
Hey, did you know that this resolution written for 1st Ward candidate Terry Castellano by a radio-guy PASSED?
All that aside, the mayor's not on the ballot- Carmelo Garcia is.
Releasing discovery to the press in the middle of the litigation, timed to influence the election outcome, could only 'hurt' the credibility of Garcia and his case in the eyes of the Court. But...
What may really interest the Court will be Garcia's explanation how Hoboken politico, Perry Belfiore, obtained the unpublished emails which he brought with him to the City Council yesterday and waved in the air while exclaiming, "[bla bla bla] wrote a resolution firing Carmelo Garcia, Here it is, right here!"
It is all on video.
Further, wouldn't you know a Beth Mason political operative employee sat in the back row of the Council chambers next to Belfiore, then filmed Belfiore's speech (and ousting) while Mason grinned and wriggled in her chair, weirdly barking in protest at the removal of Belfiore.
Well, who could blame Beth Mason for being happy... she FINALLY got her hands on someone's email.
One may imagine an 11th hour attack ad with this footage will be Mason's 'un-kind' contribution to Carmelo Garcia's campaign. Maybe Garcia will turn in an ELEC report one day. If you wish upon a star...
|Belfiore sits with known Mason operative (red shirt), Mason grins as Belfiore waves around Garcia's discovery email and cries, "Here it is, right here!" Mason operative continues to film as an unruly Belfiore is escorted out by the police|
Anyway, this is all inside baseball, red meat for political junkies.
None of it will matter on November 3.
Please people, we need to get our DECENT, HONEST, LAW-ABIDING, DEPENDABLE Councilwoman Jen Giattino re-elected. By the way, she is the only 6th Ward candidate who has not cost taxpayers $150,000 (so far) for a politically-motivated "ethnic cleansing" lawsuit.
6th Ward peeps, please, get as many folks as you can to VOTE for Jen Giattino on November 3.