Jun 15, 2007
The Hershman-Hoffman Affair
Clearly local democrats would have drank the kool-aid in Jonestown. How can one explain voting for a city auditor who is promoted and financed by the person he is supposed to watch. In the frenzy, outrages were accepted as reason. How could a person who was controller for 24 years be less qualified than anybody else? Who knows where to look, and what to look for, better than Lou Hershman. I think even if I was a straight lever puller, a real party man, a yellow dog, I would have voted for Hershman, just to keep the game honest. The controller makes no policy decisions, he only safeguards the budget. Of course, I suppose a town as prosperous as Allentown, need not concern itself with petty cash issues.