Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common except for the uncontrollable need for power and influence. Politics makes for strange bedfellows is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." It is spoken by a man who has been shipwrecked and finds himself seeking shelter beside a sleeping monster.
In this case, all our sleeping monsters are wide awake and their ravenous hunger for political power consumes their sense of decency. Therefore, Tom Ognibene and Charles Ober had a clandestine meeting to discuss the intimate details of their campaign strategy. It was agreed that they would join forces, disguising themselves as reformers while attacking their opponents. It was determined that their unholy union would remain intact until the Special Election on June 3rd at which time they would find out if their deception had worked. In addition to their demonic agreement, the two agents of deception hatched a despicable plan (the pant and rant) to create a homophobic letter; distribute it to voters so they could publicly condemn the action while placing blame on the other candidates. Bravo! Bravo!
Meanwhile, in his illegal basement, Bob Holden worked feverishly behind the scenes creating Ognibene literature and attacking Tom's opponents on the Queens Crap, in the Forum West and Juniper Berry. Holden even called upon his evil twin Tony Avella to publicly endorse Ober to continue the evil alliance. The Four Horses' Asses of the Apocalypse thought they could pull a fast one over local residents, however, the smart voters of the 30th District know better.
This race will once again show the true hypocrisy of the Four Stooges (Ober has become Shemp). Holden has condemned all elected officials who have taken $1 from real estate developers but ignores Ognibene's political contributor list. Holden has attacked everyone who is suspected of bending the rules for corrupt DOB inspectors yet he dismisses Ognibene's bribery allegations.
Holden, Ognibene, Avella and Ober = the epitome of strange bedfellows.