Fresh off a Q-Tipster...
GA received an Earwitness dispatch from a drop-in at Thursday's "Night of Celebration" at the Elks Club.
GA calls it a "not-special" report because my Earwitness was a little waxy on the details.
As you know, Thursday's celebration was held "for Carmelo Garcia, Assemblyman, 33rd District, in appreciation of his work and achievements in the NJ Assembly" featuring free food, wine, beer and entertainment.
Here is what GA's Earwitness shared in this not-Special report:
Carmelo's Party a complete dud. Not one politico. For some reason Nj.com here though. So is HCV. No Mason crew. Food is pretty good. Sandwich platter, pizza, Yeungling beer, cheap wine and "Carmelo margaritas." Not kidding. That dude Holmes is here. No Branco. They're not friends anymore. I hear they say hello and goodbye, thats it. I don't see Barbara Reyes or the Braxtons. 40 or 50 people here max. The nj.com guy is really making this a thing, he's interviewing every staffer. The entertainment was some guy lip synching for 90 minutes. Supposedly Romano and Ramos both said hi and left around 7.Left around 7???? The "Night of Celebration" started at 7 (PM.)
Romano and Ramos were pretty anxious to beat it out of there before any photographers, videographers and/or media showed up! They must have slipped in before it got started, then hoofed it. I wonder if they had track shoes on, or even came to a full stop when they said "hi" to Carmelo.
Did anyone clock how fast were those two were going when they fled out the door?
The Romano-Ramos courtesy visit sounds an episode of The Road Runner.
First in Romano...
Well, GA thanks Hudson County View for capturing the flight of Romano and Ramos on film (beep! beep!) and for their excellent coverage.
It appears NJ.com scrapped their story; maybe they would have ran it if Romano or Ramos had stuck around.