Dec 21, 2017
Christmas Time In Allentown
Ken made his pitch for appointment on facebook. One of the readers wished him well, but then commented that she did not want to concern herself with such matters during the Christmas season. Politicians count on such reactions. Add in those that concentrate on Thanksgiving, Easter and their summer vocation, and you can end up electing an indicted mayor. Another reader, who herself was appointed by Pawlowski to another commission, wondered if Ken would be able to function objectively, considering his past tensions with the mayor. I think that citizens should wonder if someone who is an avid supporter of Pawlowski could function fairly in such a position?
While my interest in local politics isn't reduced by holidays, the recent election results were very discouraging. Perhaps that is why this blog has been concentrating on its other component, local history. On that note, I have used this old A-Treat Seasons Greetings as today's illustration. The A-Treat Company, after closing several years ago, has been purchased and restarted by the Jaindl family.