Thursday, January 12, 2012
MORTe - The readers were pretty much unanimous - it's a collective F. But it's not just for noisy obstructionism or the contemptuous dismissive attitude towards Hoboken. The hostile action on every legislative issue on the hospital put before them made it obvious to any objective observer their intent was its destruction. That success would have cost thousands of people their livelihood and forced Hoboken into bankruptcy.
The Beth Russo hydra thought it was a great plan. The resistance to refinancing the midtown garage will come back to hurt the people they claim to represent with more layoffs and needlessly so. Pointing fingers is their reflexive action and will be on this issue when those cuts hit too.
Beth Mason - the epitome of the worst in any politician, is there any lower bar left to go? To say she's become a disappointment would be gracious but that was almost two years ago. Her single-minded actions to satisfy her ambition for power at all costs can't be accurately measured; it's beyond the scale of decency. One small example is her attack on Cunningham and his wife while they were away attending the funeral of her mother. It even made Councilwoman Castellano visibly cringe.
On the plus side, the worst management seen in the council chair as President. That term become the shortest in living memory after the May council elections. Suspicion about her behavior didn't end there and MSV has pointedly shown the light on her email witch hunt making Mason a primary target in the FBI's investigation into the Data Theft Conspiracy Ring. Absolutely believes her inconsistencies on the issue publicly will not lead to any problem for her personally. Do the Feds let her off with pointing the finger at minions? Nuts!
Mason is not only a nightmare to Hoboken's good governance, she's proven herself utterly useless except to the Russo clan in feeding their voracious appetite for power and taxpayer money. Destructive, petty and vindictive are evident in her behavior at almost every council meeting. Those are her good moments.
Terry Castellano - no one can make a better claim among MORTe last spring that they were elected fair and square but that's where the upside ends. Hates the Hoboken of today and the lost power wielded in the "On the Waterfront" past especially the mayor who is the visible symbol of it all ebbing away. Actually stated "the mayor hates Hoboken," on a live microphone in a council meeting. It's her hate eating her up.
Best moments in the City Council is the effective sniping out of order combined with a shameless ability to ignore what was done or said, be it a minute or a meeting ago. A decades long loyal soldier to pushing the Russo clan agenda treating taxpayer money as personal piggybank. Her coverup of the million dollar HPU quarter swindle is her living epitaph. "It's been cleared up."