Two completely different sources have given me two completely different leads about Marty Golden's recent telephone habits
Many of you probably saw my mention of Marty's trashing Craig Eaton in direct live calls to many elected members of the Kings County Republican County Committee. Now a key Democratic Bay Ridge operative took a moment out of his/her busy day to let me know that a telephone "whisper campaign" for DA Hynes directly tied to Marty Golden is being pushed forward even though Hynes doesn't really want any part of it. What weaves these to leads together is that my Democrat source says that some of these "whisper calls" for Hynes are already being made by State Senator Golden.
I have a logical explanation for all this. Obviously, somebodies' lines are crossed; or more accurately, somebody's or somebodies' signals are crossed.
Golden is making calls relative to the upcoming GOP County Convention -- that's been confirmed three or four ways to Sunday -- "blah, blah, blah Eaton; blah, blah, blah Brooklyn Republican Party; blah, blah, blah candidates, petitioning, weak, strong, on or off the ballot.... (Get the picture?).
At the same time the Hynes' DA campaign on the GOP-Conservative lines gets floated and crashes like the Hiddenberg -- it's all Marty Golden's baby -- and that's been confirmed three or four ways to Sunday. But, for some reason, Golden is obsessed with this Hynes DA thing, or the fact that there is going to be a new Brooklyn DA, who isn't as friendly with Golden as Hynes was.... (So, the stage is set, get it ?)
Marty G probably isn't doing his calls off of a script (or if there is one, what are the chances that he is sticking to it ?); and we all know what a discursive speaker State Senator Golden can be. So, in the middle of his "blah, blah, blah Eaton; blah, blah, blah Brooklyn Republican Party; blah, blah, blah candidates..." he might mention Hynes and his race on the GOP line in November -- it's not a blunder, it's not even a mistake. But, most of all it's not a whisper campaign.
Now, I know that somebody out there will say, "Gale, why can't it be both?"
To that I would answer, the classic old "whisper campaign" contains something that is inflammatory -- so far, there has been no suggestion of that in connection with the Hynes' campaign on the GOP and Conservative lines. Of course, if somebody can give me a solid example of that, it could change my mind about this whole thing.