For the second election cycle in a row, SSMG, and his main gunsels, Jerry Kassar and John Quaglione, have gone to mattresses along with a bunch of Brooklyn GOP Board of Elections types, in what has been a long-time and quite futile attempt to gain full control of the Kings County Republican Party
Some say that since almost none of the organized GOP clubs are carrying Marty Golden's petitions anymore --- Pretty much, the Golden cabal is trying to avoid the cost of hiring "consultants" to go out and get him on the GOP ballot for 2016 --- Team-Golden needs to hold control at the BOE to force GOP appointees to collect signatures for their boss (And, yes, that would be a felony, if it were to be proven against any individual or organization)
The current Republican leadership team seems very confident that the Golden-sponsored court case will again be dismissed without much fanfare -- sooner or later [like last time] -- but hopefully sooner, because of that precedent
This week the mixed bag of Republican opportunists and hangers-on to State Senator Golden's ever diminishing coat-tails will again go into Brooklyn Supreme Court to argue why they should be put in charge of the Brooklyn GOP. Perhaps "ARGUE" is not the coorect word for what they will be doing --- if the past is in any way a guide, they will make noise in court and come away losers.
You see, it will be the attorney for the Brooklyn GOP, Ezra Glaser, who will be arguing the law and the facts to the court -- a duly noticed and properly conducted convention; an authoriized and properly empaneled credentials committee, and an openly conducted vote for chairman with the results announced and certified at the convention. He will also argue the presumption of validity and the past precedents of the Brooklyn Supreme Court's endorsing the results of duly-conducted GOP County Conventions in the past --- and that the challengers to that presumed valid result have the burden at the outset of showing with admissible evidence that something invalid occurred during the proceedings.
So giving this case the seriousness it deserves --- Let the games begin !!! --- and if you have a mind to do so, enjoy whatever fun there is in any of it.
And remember, please, this an exhibition for the entertainment of some only, brought to you by the Marty and his Goldenistas; so, please, NO WAGERING.
AN INTERESTING THEORYOne of my best Baker Street Irregulars informed me of this interesting bit of Brooklyn GOP history, as told by that BSI. Several election cycles back, there was a blow-up between SSMG and the head of the Fiorello La uardia Republican organization. Golden said he was refusing to be "shaken down" and the representative of that club said Golden being a "dead beat," not being willing to pay his fair share of the expenses for his petitioning. The La Guardia Club hasn't gotten Golden any signatures for years, and other clubs have functionally joined that boycott. As a result, since then, Marty Golden has come very near to not qualifying for the GOP line once or twice.
The cost of qualifying with an independently run petitioning effort run by a "consultant" has gotten higher and higher. So as to avoid that expense (with real documented campaign $$$$) the Golden team needs to gain control of enough Republican Board of Elections jobs to guarantee a cadre of petitioners working at the good old volunteer rate (00.00), and the not nearly so good "consultant" ($$$$) rate. That, says my BSI, is why SSMG's fighting to get control of the GOP County leadership to lock in the BOE crew, once and for all.
I think there might be something to that --- what do you think ?