Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal’s entourage showed up at County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon’s office today for the ballot positioning drawing, armed with a space age temperature gun.
Linda Baum, a Middletown Democrat who has twice been defeated for Township Committee, and who got the Middletown Librarian fired when they conspired together to politicize library operations behind the backs of the Library’s Trustees, was on the scene in Freehold to take the temperature of the capsules containing the names Democrat and Republican for the ballot positioning drawing.
Gopal issued a press release this morning wherein he accused former County Clerk M. Claire French of refrigerating the capsules in the past in order that she could pick the cold one to assure the Republicans win the favored ballot position.
Baum, who’s certification in temperature gun operation is unclear, pointed her gun at the capsules while Bertha Sumick, the Clerk of Elections and a Deputy County Clerk looked on.
Hanlon had recused herself from presiding over the drawing, because she is on the ballot in November.
The capsules’ temperature were both approximately 74 degrees, according to our source in the room, which is proof that Hanlon is saving tax payers money and keeping the planet green by not running the air conditioning too cold.
Sumick then put the capsules in a cardboard box, shook them up and drew the capsule that contained the Democrat. The Democrats won the first ballot position and Gopal’s entourage of attorneys were disappointed that there would be no other fees to be earned from the fiasco.
MoreMonmouthMusings attempted to reach Sumick to assess whether or not she might have been subject to a Jedi Mind Trick like from the classic scene in Star Wars where Obe Wan Kenobe brain washes an Empire Century into letting Luke Skywalker and the drones pass the check point.
Sumick was unavailable, but we can’t think of any other reason that the Democrats could have won the draw.
Then again, Sumick is not weak minded and the force is not with Linda Baum or Vin Gopal, based upon the results they produce.