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.

7 comments:

Bernie O'Hare said...

MM,

My hatchet attack against Pearson was intended mostly as humor. As I said, if Pearson's interest in space is the worst thing I can say about him, he's better than most of us. But I think the space program needs Dennis more than LC.
I'll be posting about the commissioners' appointment again.

Mrs. Dottie said...

Dennis Pearson seems like a sincere guy and qualified for the job. Nice report MM. I don't pay much attention to the "juvenile
ridicule."

Bernie O'Hare said...

Dottie, None of us should take ourselves too seriously. If that is juvenile, then I hope to remain that way.

river said...

Bernie loves to bash people. And claiming it is in humor is by no means an apology. That is my opinion and bernie has his opinion. Just the fact that he has a blog doesn't make him the grand high exaulted ruler, but some times he thinks he is. Blogs should be considered as entertainment. Thanks

michael molovinsky said...

river, as bernie noted elsewhere, we who blog are opinionated by definition. i agree that compared with the "homily" bernie had written advocating easterling, it's hard to undue the damage done to pearson. i don't believe o'hare is motivated by bashing, but as pam varkony recently noted, the political arena is a tough place.

river said...

I look at his blog often.. he is not one to compliment people. And if you differ with his opinion he will write 1000 words about it and finally tell you by email to stay off his blog. thats why I think blogs should be considered entertainment. Censorship serves only its host Thanks RIVER

michael molovinsky said...

river, i recall you and bernie having issues, i had issues with folks at lvpoliblog. i agree none of the blogs qualify as gospel, and neither does the msm. i suppose the word "entertainment" is appropriate, it certainly strips away our pretensions.