Monday, April 23, 2007
Hero to Zero Series, Part I
Those above glowing words were written by the President of the Juniper Park Civic Association, Robert F. Holden only two years ago. Since that time, however, miraculously, Councilman Gallagher (along with a list of other individuals) has fallen out of favor because he disagreed with the JPCA on a few community issues.
Consequently, this falling out of favor with JPCA, has spearheaded numerous malicious attacks, ridiculed, and character assassinations. Unfortunately, it seems his fall from grace was not only because of disagreements but also the desire of top JPCA members who are seeking higher elected positions.
The Juniper Park Patriots have received many emails and read a recent editorial in the Glendale Register’s Pol Position supporting this claim.
Please read the article below:
Queens Ledger: "They're Trying to Make a Monkey Out of You!"
In the March/April 2005 issue of the Juniper Berry, Mr. Holden hails Gallagher as "having energy, common sense, being accessible, and fights for the interest of the community." He goes on to say that the Councilman Gallagher "understands that the middle class has been disregarded and that we found a fighter in Dennis that will stand up for the issues that are important to individuals and us as a community." This is remarkable considering that recent articles have accused the Councilman of being a fraud and an abysmal failure as a human being.
You may asked what happened, you may be dismayed at the change of heart and we will tell you this, Holden, Nunziato, Kamperman, Scuilli (aka The three Stooges, Shemp being the fourth, less popular Stooge) believed that they could retract their praise and manipulate the facts to readers attempting to effectuate their own political agenda.
But please, do not take the Patriots word for it; ask Bob for a copy of the Juniper Berry dated March/April 2005.
The Juniper Park Patriots don't blindly support any elected officials. We will, however, judge as honorable citizens and understand a difference of opinion. We have watched the careers of Joe Lisa, Walter Ward, Tom Ognibene and Dennis Gallagher all who have served Middle Village honorably. They have had their shining moments, they have made mistakes and overall they have served their constituent admirably.
Sometimes you have to read between the lines to get the whole story and extrapolate the truth. We urge you to do your homework and look closely at this battle of words between the JPCA and everyone who has fallen out of favor.
Rest assured, that here at the Juniper Park Patriots, we are watching this fight closely.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 9:24 PM