Saturday, September 5, 2009
As the primary nears and the general election follows, the Juniper Park Patriots want you to focus on the most important race for everyone in our community, your City Council Race. This year, there is a real battle between Tom Ognibene and Elizabeth Crowley. Tom Ognibene, the former Council Member, served his community well and won accolades from many civic and community organizations and former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg. His public persona was damaged by the Manhattan District Attorney unfairly, whose sole goal was to deny Ognibene a judgeship. On the other hand, the Democratic candidate, Elizabeth Crowley, is a “political pro” who gained her electoral knowledge while working “under” convicted Assembly Member, Brian McLaughlan.
Elizabeth Crowley is everything that you should detest in government, an inexperienced nitwit whose only political tool is her family name. This year, she used her cousin’s influence to manipulate the City budget and use it as a campaign tool for her re-election. Unions, special interest and the Obama wave put her in office and she walks around the district like a robo-idiot, spewing their cause, notwithstanding the detriment it causes to her community.
In a world where Albany has been turned upside down by the greedy, arrogant, self-centered legislative body, the City Council has become a cesspool of political fraud led by the likes of Elizabeth Crowley. We sometimes take harsh stances. Maybe we shouldn’t call her Dizzy Lizzy. Maybe when we take such harsh stances in opposition to her, people don’t take us as seriously as they should. But now we implore all those who read this blog to concern yourself with good government, character and integrity. I urge you to restore some decency to the City Council, reject the campaign fraud of Elizabeth Crowley and vote for the best choice that we have, Tom Ognibene.
And if Charles Ober is still watching, your candidacy was a breath of fresh air on the issues bucking the party establishment and standing up to those you sought to represent. So while Ognibene may not be perfect, Crowley is an unmitigated disaster. The choice has never been clearer. So let’s put aside the jokes, look at the facts and do right by our children and our grandchildren.
Vote and support and volunteer for Tom Ognibene for City Council.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 11:42 AM