As you can imagine, the debate last night was a Holden puppet show. The carefully crafted political attack disguised as a fair debate forum was quickly unmasked. Especially, when you have Lorraine The Crypt Keeper' Sciulli moderating, Christina Wilkinson handing out pre-fabricated loaded questions and Bob Holden raising "applaud" signs as after his candidates answered question.
My old Army buddy from Korea and I were laughing hysterically as we observed Holden, Crowley, Nunziato, Wilkinson and Sciulli scurry around the floor like little weasels whispering in each other ears to synchronize their diabolical plan. However, it looked like the cat got out of the bag because only a few candidates showed up to participate in the Holden charade. Hevesi, Markey, Como and Schmidt decided that the debate would be poorly and unfairly organized like every other JPCA meeting.
The one highlight of the evening was that Senator Serphin Maltese (a fellow Korean War vet, I might add) did a great job debating Joe Addabbo. Despite the obvious bias of the moderator and the obvious Holden support of Joe Addabbo (be careful Joe you don't want to be the JPCA Man of the Year, because 6 months later they will attack you, your family and friends).
Holden and his wooden puppets are performed their last show. The puppets are starting to rot, the strings are starting to fray and Holden is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Hopefully, the next Holden debate will be done from his padded room and the voices in his head will be the only ones debating.