Sunday, November 15, 2009

Moving On with Jerry

"I would like to reiterate how happy and proud I am of everyone in Plainfield who supported me."

That's how Assemblyman Jerry Green started a Nov. 5 blog post on Jerry Green's Page, only to say in the next paragraph, "I believe the strategy of the Republican Party was to make the suburban communities feel that I care only about Plainfield. "

This page has three links, one to his "virtual district office," one to his legislative page and one to Plainfield's official site. Never mind the 10 other municipalities in the 22nd District.

It kind of makes one wonder whether it is those nefarious Republicans or the Assemblyman himself who creates the feeling that he favors one part of his constituency over the rest of it.

The first sentence also brings up the question of whether he intends to represent everybody living in the district, even if they did not support him or failed to make their way to the polls. Certainly this Plainfielder has felt that his personal attacks on me, assigning motives and labeling me a Republican even though I am a registered Democrat, leave me without representation.

Green, 70, now has two more years to serve the people of the 22nd District and presumably four more years to mentor his protege, Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs. His chairmanship of the Plainfield Democratic Party is also secured through June 2011. He has the power in the district and the city to set a new direction. It remains for him to spell out what he means when he says, "Let's move on."

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has to thank the citizens of Plainfield. We were the only ones stupid enough the keep him in. If I recall the voting stats, most of the smaller towns had him dead last, and the other towns, Rahway and Linden, did not give him such a high margin. So, it was Plainfield that voted him in.

And, because of those who would not vote for Bo and Martin because they are Republicans, and those who did not vote at all, we have another two years of illiterate rants an Plainfield being the dumping ground. I want to hear no complaints - we got exactly what the citizens wanted.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets move on simply means that he can further squander Plainfield's resources. He has proven that the people of Plainfield want to have property given away while others make money. He has proven that Plainfield doesn't care if anyone dies because they cant get timely health care. The people of Plainfield have voted in the same high taxes, no representation and no accountability because that's obviously what the majority wants. We the people of Plainfield have gotten what we voted for. May the maker have mercy on us.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people of Plainfield got EXACTLY what they deserved. You all knew what you had for so many years. I guess you could not get enough of incompetent and horrible leadership that hinges on corrupt---of which I believe will be proven in this next term.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plainfield held Green's margin of victory. You astutely pointed out that his blog (unlike those of his opponents--even his Democratic primary opponent, Rick Smiley!)only has Plainfield listed. even Smiley with a bare-bones blog listed ALL the towns he wanted to have an opportunity to represent.

What is interesting to note Bernice is that this is the "last hurrah" for Jerry Green and Linda Stender. The state committee spent so much money propping these two up this time that it isn't even funny. Along with the as yet unindicted Charlotte DeFillippo, they will all be dumped by next year. The players are being lined up already, the names are Mirabella, Mahr, Van Blake and McWilliams. The Plainfield and Fanwood freeholder and assembly seats will be held by these 4. They are still working out the logistics, and Lesniak is calling all the shots. The question is will Mcwilliams and Van Blake betray Plainfield for their own careers like so many machine candidates, making deals that benefit these criminals and that hurt Plainfield. Charlotte and the county are in big trouble with the freeholder race next year due to the reform democrats that will be aligning against them for the primary.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

1:17 p.m. is indulging in one of Plainfield's favorite sports, political speculation. Keep your salt shaker ready for those necessary grains of salt.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there will be changes at the county/district level based on the election results. Let the political prognosticating and Plainfield posturing begin!


6:00 PM  

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