Mar 14, 2008
Pearson Survives Hatchet Attack
Dennis Pearson, recovering from a recent hatchet attack on the local blogosphere, was able to attend the County Commissioners meeting Wednesday evening. Pearson, the most qualified applicant for the vacated commissioner seat, suffered hacket wounds inflicted by Bernie O'Hare, on Lehigh Valley Ramblings. While laying wounded, he was kicked several times by Chris Casey, from Lehigh Valley Poliblog. It seems Pearson, an educator with a master's degree, has an interest in the space program. Although good enough for the voters of Ohio who rewarded John Glenn for his enthusiasm, the blogosphere discovered a photo of Pearson in a space suit and the juvenile ridicule began. Although O'Hare and Casey don't realize it yet, they have endorsed Pearson by elimination. This morning Casey said the two applicants who failed to attend Wednesday should not receive serious consideration. Although he didn't mention names, I will. I also attended the meeting, Casey left early, I came late. In attendance were Pearson, Jones and Lutz. Absent were Easterling and Wilt. After the meeting O'Hare and I spoke only briefly with Jones, but we both agreed Mr. Jones was not ready for consideration. O'Hare believes Lutz's convenient conversion from an independent to a democrat violates the intention of the county charter. This leaves Dennis Pearson, minor space exploration hobbyist, and major life long advocate for Allentown's East Side. It is my hope our Commissioners reward thirty years of community involvement with a well earned appointment. Bernie has already publicly confessed his funny bone got the best of him. Casey tries at the end of the day to be fair. I believe these two influential bloggers will come to support the dedication that Dennis has shown to the political process for decades. They, more than most, know the energy and work required to serve the public.