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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bob Ingle, Christine Hanlon, John Bennett, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Bob Ingle, Christine Hanlon, John Bennett, Monmouth GOP, NY Times Bestseller, Sandy McClure | 2 Comments »
Bob Ingle writes this morning that the government is protecting its butt by keeping documentation of escorts classified.
Bob is writing of the New Jersey State Police luxury sport car escorts that have been in the news recently. Not the Secret Service’s recreational activities.
Ingle is the co-author with Sandy McClure of The Soprano State, the New York Times bestseller about New Jersey’s culture or corruption. His new book, written with fellow Gannett reporter Michael Symons, Chris Chrisite: The Inside Story Of His Rise To Power, arrives in book stores on May 22. Pre-orders are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million.
Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bob Ingle | Tags: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bob Ingle, Books-A-Million, Caravan escorts, Chris Christie: The Inside Story Of His Rise To Power, Michael Symons, NJ State Police, Politics Patrol, prostitution, Sandy McClure, Secret Service, The Soprano State | 3 Comments »
"Jersey Guys" Ray Rossi and Casey Bartholomew greet fans of The Soprano State at the Clearview Middlebrook theater in Ocean Twp. Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure in the background
NJ 101.5 hosted a special showing of The Soprano State this evening in Ocean Township. The Jersey Guys, Casey Bartholomew and Ray Rossi broadcast their show from the Clearview Middlebrook theater this afternoon to promote the showing. Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure, co-authors of the book that inspired the movie where on hand.
The movie opens at Clearview theaters throughout New Jersey and New York on Friday. Click here to find the theater closest to you.
On my way out of the theater I noticed this car park in a handicapped spot:
At first I didn’t notice the handicapped permit hanging from the rear view mirror and thought the driver was thoughtless and foolish. Certainly not a Soprano State caliber law breaker.
Look what I found in the back seat of the car as I walked by:
Kind of looks like Senator Ray Lesniak, doesn’t it? Lesniak didn’t make it into the movie.
Do you think this handicapped driver is cruising in the NJ Turnpike HOV lanes?
Posted: October 20th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Soprano State, Uncategorized | Tags: Bob Ingle, Casey Bartholomew, Jersey Guys, Ray Rossi, Sandy McClure | 1 Comment »