Saturday, April 21, 2012

No More Jabberwocky! Time For The Good Governance Movement to Coalesce

There is a one man/woman show going on over at with a poster named Jabberwock who is running off at the keyboard with divide and conquer animus reminiscent of paid for political operatives or Machiavellian masterminds. He/she, while identity still unknown is advocating for another reform/good governance alternative to Mayor Zimmer and for lack of better term lets call it "The Third Way". In one of his/her posts after being a bit flushed out and cajoled by yours truly they state:

"If Michael Lenz were to run, he'd get my vote. If Carol Marsh were to run, she'd get my vote. If someone other than the long list of thieves runs, I'd give them strong consideration. If Dawn Zimmer can address some of, what I view, as disappointments or failures, I'll give her strong consideration. If she can't and if no one else steps forward, I'll probably vote for Patricia Waiters. It's just that simple." 

Folks this commenter loves Mike Lenz and Carol Marsh as shown in this comment in the thread:

Regarding Lenz: "I thought he talked a bit too much when he was on the council, but that aside, IMO he was one of the best council persons this town has ever seen...he actually was the best. Do you share such a low opinion of Carol? (i.e., she's better than a subway rat?) She seems to have the most "lenz-like" positions of those currently serving on the council and perhaps the best serving council member right now. (that Jen girl ain't bad, but just for the sake of experience, my pick is Carol.)"

It should be noted that if Dawn Zimmer was not running for re-election of course Carol Marsh would get my strong consideration for Mayor in 2013, I supported her back in 2005. But the fact is Dawn Zimmer will run for re-election by all accounts so to me the discussion is moot. 

Editorial Note: I am only responding to the commenting nonsense of Jabberwocky.

Folks whats going on around here Lenzbianism on Hoboken Patch? Or is it Just a Political Operative Prank? Probably a prank.

Jabberwocky from Wikipedia Commons
Of course Patch commenters are a limited bunch but I am sure the thread has more readers than commenters so this operative or true believer seems to be pushing for either Carol Marsh or Mike Lenz and seems to hope to gain traction. Now this is either a legitimate attempt to push some agenda or split reform/good  governance with a fake persona. Some feel it is the former and some the latter. What makes this poster absurd is that they would actually vote for Patricia Waiters over Dawn Zimmer who I actually like as a person but has switched sides so many times I truly don't know where she stands today.

I think that although Dawn Zimmer started out inexperienced she has the right temperament and has made many good moves for Hoboken including her greatest accomplishment, privatizing the HUMC and saving Hoboken from bankruptcy. She fought back against a City Council Minority that wanted to see that deal go down to destroy Zimmer politically Hoboken be damned, and it would have if they had succeeded. Council minority members Terry Castellano, Mike Russo, Tim Occhipiniti and Beth Mason have no sense of decency or doing the right thing. Just about everything that minority does as for political reasons and not for the betterment of the City of Hoboken.

Dawn Zimmer should be the choice in 2013 to be re-elected for Mayor. You don't have to agree with her 100% to give her your support. The opposing side seems to be coalescing around Ruben Ramos for Mayor in 2013. Beth Mason and Frank Raia still may jump in but judging by the turnout for Ruben Ramos this week at the Elysian Cafe he seems to be the most likely choice against Zimmer in 2013 although things can change. Many of the usual Old Guard Cammarano supporters, developers and suck ups were there at Ruben's event. The opposition is already working out their differences and all I am suggesting in that we do the same on the side of good governance.

Dawn Zimmer and her husband Stan Grossbard have made tremendous sacrifices in time, money, and personal efforts for Dawn to be elected Mayor of Hoboken. It is preposterous, ludicrous and downright f*cking arrogant to the core for some in reform or even outside it to think that they can call the shots and make executive decisions out of some sense of entitlement because they plowed the road. They did plow the road but it was Dawn who got elected and quite frankly she earned the right to call the shots. Read up on the Faulkner act babies and grow up. As the Rolling Stones sang "You can't always get what you want". Learn to deal with the fact and understand that the power goes to the electable.

Editorial Clarification: Again, this is a response to Jabberwocky whoever they are and no one else. 

With that said I don't always agree with minutia of every one of the Mayor's decision but I urge all on the side of good governance and set aside your petty or real differences and get behind re-electing Dawn Zimmer for Mayor in 2013.  When you look at the viable opposition, you should realize that there is so much more at stake.

Below is a link to the thread on Path and an ode to Jabberwock who is free to blather on to his or her hearts content.


"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Caroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?

Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe. ◦