Bennett responds to the Soprano State anonymous mailer

An anonymous mailing which included a copy of the book jacket of The Soprano State and the two pages of the New York Times Best Seller by Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure that featured former Acting Governor John Bennett was sent, from Trenton, to members of the Monmouth County Republican Committee this week, presumably to hurt Bennett’s candidacy for Monmouth County GOP Chair.

Bennett’s opponent, State Committeewoman Christine Hanlon, has denied any involvement in or prior knowledge of the mailing.

Bennett responded by mailing the County Committee members a photocopy of a March 24, 2007 Asbury Park Press article, Feds: Bennett is cleared in billing probe, which included a handwritten note from the former Acting Governor in which he refers to The Soprano State as a “politically charged and intentionally biased novel.”

A copy of Bennett’s mailing can be downloaded here.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Ingle, Christine Hanlon, John Bennett, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Bennett responds to the Soprano State anonymous mailer”

  1. Bennett, the Soprano Candidate said at 7:38 am on June 10th, 2012:

    What’s Bennett whining about? Is anything in The Soprano State untrue? Did Bennett have his wife and and in-laws entrenched in patronage jobs?

    And was PolitickerNJ wrong when they reported: Said Cliff Zukin, a professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. ”He handled that job like there was no tomorrow.” Mr. Bennett was so eager to begin his reign that he started two days early. Mr. DiFrancesco, a Republican who was acting governor from the day Mrs. Whitman left office last January until Tuesday, gave Mr. Bennett the keys to the governor’s mansion ahead of schedule, so he could hold a double engagement party for his two daughters Sunday.

    Bennett represents everything that’s wrong with NJ politics.

  2. Simply Right said at 10:56 am on June 10th, 2012:

    “Bennett represents everything that’s wrong with NJ politics.”

    And that just about sums it up. Wonderfully put. Thank you.

    The final nail in the coffin of Monmouth County’s scandalous GOP past should be pounded in on Tues. night. Oh, there will still be a few ‘thumbtacks’ lingering about, but their days are numbered as well.