Apr 10, 2017
Brouhaha In The Political Blogosphere
As I have written previously, besides wanting to see Pawlowski replaced, I will be making no recommendation in the mayoral race. Although, it was my intention to reprint my neutrality before the election, circumstances accelerate my schedule. Over the weekend candidate Sam Bennett linked to my previous post about Bill White and Pawlowski on a facebook page. Fellow blogger Chris Casey then chimed in that Pawlowski was instrumental in the NIZ, and went on to write about Bennett; The only reason you are running for mayor is your ego. You have no skills or experience whatsoever that would qualify you to handle the debacle that is Allentown at this level.......
Casey has been active in the Democratic politics, and ran himself for office in the past. He openly admits to having done oppositional research, including some assignments for previous local elections. Because I find Bennett's qualifications on par with her opponents, I cannot help but think that Casey's comment was politically motivated. If his motivation indeed was to help another candidate, it's no crime; It's called politics.
It is my hope that Casey takes this post as the political observation that it is, as opposed to a personal insult. I also commented on Bennett's Facebook post, but only reaffirming Pawlowski's incidental involvement in the NIZ. I feel compelled to set the record straight on links concerning my blog posts.