You know about the process of tempering, right?
Tempering is when extreme heat is applied to alloys like steel or iron, to make those metals stronger, tougher. The same goes for glass.
The strength comes after the tempered matter cools down.
GA believes our voices, texts, emails, phone calls, on line comments to our elected reps on the Council in support of Reform, worked like heat on steel. Public speakers Greg Bond and Cheryl Fallick were especially eloquent, and (I thought) effective.
Councilman Bhalla said it best:"The people have spoken."
GA cannot think of a healthier, better result for our Mile Square democracy.
Yes, it hurt. But our Council, as a body listened, showed our voices matter, see that we hold them accountable to keep faith with us--and they did not disappoint. Folks, that is how government is supposed to work.
Now it's time to cool down. That means gratuitous attacks against our own.
Reform is a family, and even the 'best' family has a dope, or somebody who makes a bad choice. Right? You know it's true. My family has 3 or 4. Maybe a dozen. Don't tell me YOU don't have a dope in the family, or worse, a Republican (just kiddin').
Think about what NEEDS to get done for Hoboken. There's hard work for the Council ahead.
Giattino, Bhalla, Cunningham, Mello and Doyle have done a helluva lot of GOOD for Hoboken. DeFusco and Fisher will.
So has Brian Assadourian, albeit quietly. Brian is a good soul . Before last nights meeting, he quietly asked the council not to nominate him because he believed that was in the best interest of Reform going forward.
So peeps, we will stay vigilant. Know that when we need to raise our voices again, we'll be heard.
We're a tempered Reform, stronger and wiser.