Devoid of ideas of how to improve Monmouth County’s government and running on so called “issues” that have failed in the last few campaigns, the Monmouth County Democratic Freeholder candidates, Larry Luttrell and Joe Grillo are apparently hoping they can win in November by mimicking Congressman Frank Pallone’s odd facial expressions. Even their campaign volunteers are doing it.
Luttrell and Grillo have been handing out literature that blame Freeholder Director Lillian Burry and Deputy Director Gary Rich for the misdeeds of Peter Burnham at Brookdale Community College and Andrew Lucas’s alleged misdeeds in the the sale of development rights to a farm that he owns to the farmland preservation program.
That’s like blaming Derek Jeter for A-Rod using steroids. Monmouth County voters didn’t fall for it last year and won’t likely fall for it this year, leaving Luttrell and Grillo to do the Pallone squint.
Pallone is kicking off his campaign with a BB-Q on Sunday afternoon. It won’t be on Greg’s List, but click here if you want to RSVP to eat Frank’s free food.
Posted: July 22nd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: A-Rod, Andrew Lucas, Brookdale Community College, Derek Jeter, Frank Pallone, Frank Pallone's free food, Gary Rich, Joe Grillo, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Lucas Farm Deal, Monmouth Dems, Peter Burnham | 15 Comments »
Andrew Lucas, center, then the Republican mayor of Manalapan, with then Freeholder John D’Amico and Amy Mallet, both Democrats, in September of 2010, seven months after Lucas purchased Burke Farm.
Former future Hall of Famer Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits against MLB last week and accepted his 162 game suspension for doping with performance enhancing drugs.
The suspension will cost A-Rod $25 million and very likely his induction to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
No one from the Red Sox Nation, not even a fan, has called for the Yankees to be banned from playoff contention in 2014 due to A-Rod’s transgressions. No sports writer has suggested Derek Jeter is dirty because A-Rod cheated or called for asterisks to be placed next to Mariano Rivera’s records.
Too often in politics when a member of one team is accused or convicted or wrongdoing, the rivals attempt to paint the entire team as dirty. Too often journalists hungry for content cooperate with the slander.
Thus is the case in Monmouth County were former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas, a Republican, was indicted last week on charges of wire fraud, identity theft, bank fraud and providing false statements to the IRS and FBI. A private equity manager, Lucas is accused of deploying a complex and fraudulent scheme to come up with the funds to purchase a farm in Manalapan which he then immediately tried to sell the development rights on to New Jersey’s Farmland Preservation Program. The Farmland Preservation Program is funded by the state, county and municipal governments.
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Posted: February 11th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Media, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: A-Rod, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Lucas, Burke Farm, Lucas Farm | 6 Comments »