Wednesday, July 28, 2010
July's BaconHead of Da Month - "Alliance" Style
Da All New & Improved BaconHead of da Month Award for da month of July was an absolute slam-dunk. Da TruthTellers were unanimous on this one, with good reason.
This month saw da end of da 4 year old "Alliance" between current and former Manalapan Mayor Andy Boy and former Mayor Da Queen and their handlers. Born out of da need to keep power within a certain small group, da always "alleged" alliance allowed da Queen and Andy Boy to be mayor in 3 of those 4 years, and allowed both to try to achieve higher office, however with both of their campaigns failing miserably in defeat.
There are those who knew of da alliance and would not admit to its being. There are those who knew of it yet turned a blind eye to it. There are also those who did well within it. And, there are also those who blogged about it, such as daTruthSquad, and received much rebuke, and even da famous 2007 First Amendment Lawsuit from those who were a part of it.
It ended, as we see it, because one side saw a distinct window of advantage and as the old phrase goes, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely," decided to go for broke and make a run at complete political party dominance in Manalapan, while the other side was either blinded by power, or just simply didn't see da Pearl Harbor job coming their way, executed flawlessly by Team Andy Boy.
Which leads us to da coveted BaconHead Award.
Da end of da Alliance has left Team Da Queen in tatters. Her supporting cast at da so-called "Hate" website are all either on vacation, having a longer-than-expected lunch get-together, or are simply just too stunned beyond words to even discuss what has happened. For da first time since 2004, da Queen is now on da outside looking in, and has come to discover that she now has a lot less friends in Manalapan Town Hall on da Township Committee that she can truly stand beside. Her political party and their "Capo di Tutti Capi" are staring at da potential of having a united and all-of-one-mind 3 person majority if da GOP'ers win in November, and a possible 5-person super majority by 2012. And, one has to wonder how da Capo allowed himself to have da wool pulled over his eyes on this one?
Well, like da old phrase, "In for a penny, in for a Pound," da Queen and her court went all-in with this alliance, and in da end, she got steamrolled by it.
One has to admit while it lasted, it both gave a certain few nearly absolute power to do what they pleased in political circles, but also at a cost dragged da town of Manalapan through some very deep and thick mud that people have not forgotten.
Republican power in Manalapan seems to have shifted from da Manalapan GOP'ers club to da old-guard Yorktowne Club. Da Queen's supporters all seem to be on da same fishing boat somewhere off da coast, because they are nowhere to be found, and their faces have yet to be found on any milk cartons.
And, with lawsuits of da retaliatory type filed by da Mosked Man against da town for what da Manalapan Legal Dream Team tried and failed miserably to do to him, coupled with da now-infamous "Lady-Gate" situation with highly decorated Manalapan Police Chief Stu Brown who has filed a defamation case of his own against da Queen and da Township, it seems da Queen will get taxpayer-funded no-limit legal support, but that may be all da support she will be getting.
It seems her desire to stand up against a town budget she didn't believe in was da lynchpin (There's that name "Lynch" again) that allowed da GOP'ers to sever da alliance and caught da Queen - and especially her handlers whose job it is to watch her back - completely off guard.
Now, da Queen's Capo di Tutti Capi, da Boss of All Bosses Gerry "One Bourbon, One Shot and One Beer" Ward will lead his own Manalapan Democratic Party into an election with candidates who have as much name recognition as a "Smith" in da New York City phone directory. Da capo and da Queen now faces a Manalapan Republican party that is probably more dominant that they have been in da last 15-20 years that we can remember, ever since da days of a town overseen by Jimmy Gray. And, da Queen's "Information Superhighway" has been left at da side of da highway, with no friendly ear at da Snoozepaper anymore to depend upon.
Now, this is not to say that da Queen of Manalapan isn't someone who you should just step on and laugh it. To be fair, one has to remember that while a much larger former Manalapan mayor is quite known for carry around a shovel, it is da Queen who knows where many political "bodies are buried." Da question is - will she start telling people about those bodies? And, are there real stories to tell?
For now, however, her political situation has left her with not too many friends, an uncertain future in Manalapan politics, and with a devastating loss in last year's New Jersey State Assembly to carry around with her like an albatross, her overall political future is in doubt too.
Now, while she must bear some of da fault here, you have to seriously question where da Capo of da Manalapan Democrats was when da alliance began to crumble? Da ending of da alliance was clearly not a split second decision. It was in da opinion of some planned over time, and he was obviously on that fishing boat when da plans were made because he never saw it coming.
Unfortunately for da Queen, while da Capo has no egg on his face, da Queen is da one left wearing da hat of shame as da public face of humiliation. And, while there were some who believed da Queen should be da next recipient of da coveted BaconHead Award, it's clear she is da victim here of someone else's failures.
Therefore, to be fair, we cannot give da coveted BaconHead Award to someone who was clearly a victim of not having her back watched. We at daTruthSquad must give da BaconHead to da person who not only dropped da ball, but kicked it down da sewer and fiddled while da Queen was left to be da scapegoat.
So, for being completely played da fool by his opposition party and being unbelievably naive enough for allowing da alliance to fall to pieces and placing your own political group in da potential position of being completely swept out of office within da next 17 months, and for allowing da Queen of Manalapan to twist in da wind as da face of da now-failed alliance, our choice for BaconHead of da Month is as clear as an empty bottle of "Jack Daniels."
For da month of July, daTruithSquad's BaconHead Award is bestowed on none other than Manalapan's Democratic Party Boss -- da Capo di Tutti Capi, da Boss of All Bosses Gerry "One Bourbon, One Shot and One Beer" Ward!