Nov 4, 2015
Lehigh Valley Voters; Spun, Diced & Chopped
As I start this post for Wednesday, it's early Tuesday morning, the polls just opened. I'm less interested in the results, as I am in the process. Those of us who thought that this would be an inexpensive election were mistaken. Yesterday provided another stream of mailers, including the bizarre specimen above. Talk about a fall from grace, Pawlowski went from endorsing in the primaries, to personifying corruption in less than six months, and he hasn't yet been accused of a crime. Although i'm no fan of Pawlowski, this mailer is particularly offensive. In addition to a mailbox of mailers, the phone rang with a slew of robo-calls. Vic Mazziotti's voice reminded me that the Results Team passed another tax cut. He didn't mention that the old folks at Cedarbrook are still dragging themselves down the hall to a communal bathroom, from 1940, thanks to his refusal to approve any renovation at the nursing home. Tuesday's newspaper headline story tells us that a former Olympic athlete is available for county commissioner, as if that is any sort of relevant qualification.
It was announced in the recent entertainment news that a Walking Dead movie would be filmed in Allentown. I commented on facebook that it would be cast by Allentown voters. Apparently, some of these zombies stopped to vote on the way to the audition. Although the Democrats tried to cast Roger MacLean as part of their candidate slate, he is an outsider. Roger was formerly a Republican, who realized that the party has become essentially unelectable in Allentown. As top voter-getter yesterday, I have some optimism for Allentown. He would make a great candidate for mayor when Pawlowski starts his sentence.
Although Nothstein's election to the county board of commissioners is testimony to the voter's lack of sophistication, with Hartzell elected and Vic Mazziotti gone, that board can only be better. Mazziotti was disingenuous about Cedarbrook, which may now receive some reconsideration.