As if it weren't bad enough America is thisclose to electing a guy who throws poo on Twitter, a New Jersey gubernatorial candidate may be thisclose to picking a Lieutenant Governor who, as a Hoboken elected official, needed staff to pick her Halloween costume, teach her to sit in a chair, and read constituents' private mail presumably to draft the replies.
It is fair to question any candidate's fitness to serve for any government office, be it President of the United States or the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.
As an American, it is terrifying to imagine our country governed by a tangerine Caligula.
As a New Jersey resident, it is alarming to imagine that a Councilwoman who needed staff, consultants and a full-time political operative to perform a simple, part-time Councilwoman job for ONE ward of a Mile Square city in the line of succession to become Governor of New Jersey.
To put it in perspective, the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau reported that New Jersey had a population of 8,893,000.
The 2010 Hoboken Ward map shows the 2nd Ward had a population of 8,905- roughly 0.1% of the population of the State of New Jersey.
So, if a Ward Councilperson requires a committee to choose her Halloween costume....
...how many staffers are needed to train a Lieutenant Governor on how to sit in a chair?
And if a Ward Councilperson cannot read and answer constituents emails in a ward of 8,900 how in the hell could she co-govern a state of 8.9 million people?
The Bajardi SLAPP discovery emails were rife with examples of others performing this elected official's duties including sharing her 2nd Ward constituents' private email. In fact, a single discovery production on November 26, 2013 included over 100 pages of 2nd Ward constituent private email forwarded to (future) SLAPP Plaintiff Kim Cardinal.
Here are but a few examples:
It takes a village to be a Hoboken Ward Councilwoman.
Well folks, the fitness to serve of potential candidates for office is a matter of public interest and public concern.
GA is concerned.