Saturday, November 19, 2011

Will It Be A Quiet Queenly Exit - Stage Left?

So, if anyone was surprised by the outcome of da Manalapan election this year then it's safe to say that you surprise easily. Nobody really expected da Queen to get reelected after da past 7 years of her time on da throne. Da question is, what will happen next?

Yes, there will no longer be Queenly checks and balances, at least after December 31. However, if you think da Queen will go quietly into da night, then we have a bridge on Iron Ore Road to sell you.

Even with da Queen to soon be a former Manalapan Committwoman on da now-infamous Township Committee, da Great Manalapan Land Grab is still a hot topic of discussion. Mayor for Life Andy Boy will be back next year and could very well be da mayor again, and again, and again. But da big question is - will he get da taxpayer-funded 7-figure massive "on your backs" payday for buying land and flipping it in a week and a half?

With da Queen soon to be on da outside looking in, it could be worse. If Executive Session records are somehow subpoenaed, whether redacted or not, then that could possibly change everything and da big question then will be - was there really anything illegal happening, or did anything illegal happen, or was it all just a major ethical gaffe or a minor one, or even one at all? Either way, questions that still deserve answers.

But before we go there, let's not mince words. Da Queen had a 7 year run that included politics before taxpayers, questionable actions regarding da symphony guru and da Rec guy, da "Because I Hate Italians" fiasco, da "Lawsuit to Nowhere" against da Mosked man (with an "accomplice" as da law records state), da "Lawsuit Heard Round da World" against da blogger, lawsuits, countersuits, da accusations against Chief Brown, da now-infamous "alliance" that eventually led to da Democrats completely losing power in Manalapan. If we had more space on da blog we'd add to this list, but you get da point.

To be fair, da Queen will be a historic figure in Manalapan political history. However, with da GOP'ers now writing that history, it may not be too flattering for her.

You also have to ask yourself how da Queen ended up on da short end of da election of 2011. You can say she made her own bed. You can also say that da Manalapan GOP'ers supplied her bedding, pillows and a warm glass of milk. Remember, it wasn't too long ago that da hatred between Mayor for Life Andy Boy and da Queen was so thick you couldn't cut it with a chain saw. But da "Alliance" which allowed both to keep power and keep da late Joltin Joe from becoming Mayor benefitted both for a time, but in da end da power sharing was taken out from under da feet of da Queen, and in effect politically neutered da Manalapan Democrats and left Democratic party boss Gerry "One Bourbon, One Shot & One Beer" Ward now running a decimated party with ZERO township committee representation for 2012. You can call it arrogance to keep power, or taking "naive" to a whole new level to trust Andy Boy and his Poobah, whichever one is actually in charge.

In da end, da big winners are da Manalapan GOP'ers. They have 100% of da power, and they vanquished da Queen and her party boss into da political abyss.

Da big losers - there's a few.

1. Seth Ptasiewicz turned out to be a breath of fresh air in da thick and stifling hot air of Manalapan politics. He's smart, articulate, and if he has a "political" fault, it would be that he actually cares about da citizens and not about party bosses and lining his own pockets, something not everybody in this recent election can say. He also apparently had da courage to post comments here, and made great points. We hope he runs next year, and gets da chance to do some real good "For All Da People."

2. Manalapan residents must now face da dais and see five Andrew Lucases staring back at them. Not one of these people will dare to not side 110% with their party bosses, and that can't be a great thing "For All Da People."

3. Gerry "One Bourbon, One Shot & One Beer" Ward now runs a Manalapan Democrats group that needs 7 more participants to hold a minion. How sad is this group that 8 years ago held complete control of Manalapan politics, and now isn't allowed to sneeze without express permission from da Manalapan GOP'ers. Da "Alliance," da Roth missteps, his own apparent failings in quality candidates and those like Farmer Don who took his backhoe and ran to da GOP'ers, his party is now in ruins and may take years to gain even a little foothold. There are those who say da Manalapan Democrats will now need new leadership. Maybe its time that Ward exits and a real leader steps in - maybe even da Queen herself --- or maybe even Lawrence of Manalapan?

DaTruth is, nobody expected a Queenly landslide victory. Now, with da Queen scorned and in need of health insurance she will now have to pay herself, will she just move out of town and start over, or will she stand and fight against those who have taken her down da road to an election loss? Will she go quietly into da night, or will she lead a charge and fight da Great Manalapan Land Grab? Will she hide in a closet, or become a whistelblower for illegal or unethical activity in Manalapan politics? Will she take over da Manalapan Democrats, or will that person become Lawrence of Manalapan? Will Manalapan cover her legal costs, or will she become da latest person to sue Manalapan Township (and win)? And will da Mosked Man be her attorney?

So many questions, which is what keeps this blog in business and remain Manalapan's home to Freedom of Speech and da First Amendment.

And that's daTruth.