Wednesday, November 4, 2015
It's all cleared up!
Somewhere Eric Kurta is laughing.
Mike DeFusco has single-handedly "cleared up" a wart we feared was permanently fixed to Hoboken's body politic. Because the angry wart (who threatened to "take back Hoboken") had been growing on the council dais for 21 years.
And as the wart grew, so did its sense of entitlement.
It forgot WHY it was there. It "cleared up" 4 million missing quarters from Hoboken parking meters; revenue stolen from the people of Hoboken. It voted to close a hospital, sued to stop the wheels of government after Superstorm Sandy, sent confidential city email to a political operative after it drank wine, and on and on.
Once the wart forgot WHY it was there, its constituents forgot WHY they wanted to re-elect her.
Along came a candidate with an open mind, who spoke to everyone. He made young residents want to vote and got a swath of new residents tuned in, and hopeful. This gust of fresh air swept through the First Ward and blew out the wart....
And now that Mike DeFusco has "cleared it up," its time to deliver.
Good luck, and congratulations.