Based on yesterday’s release by the “leadership” of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization, it is not clear that any “Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization” endorsed anybody
ALSO THIS: Has Arnaldo Ferraro given up any and all claims to being the GOP County Chairman ?
Is this “Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour” ? ? ? — Is this some kind of joke ? ? — Or what ?
Yesterday, an E-mail put out “For Immediate Release” under the purported letterhead of the “FIORELLO LAGUARDIA REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION” – with a somewhat familiar address [including E-mail address] – proclaimed the following: “Donald Trump Endorsed in Brooklyn.” That headline was followed by this: “The Republican Leadership of the 46 Assembly District – Endorses Donald Trump for President of the United States”; and all of it looked like it came from “The Republican Leadership of the 46 Assembly District [ ]: Hon. Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Former State Assemblyman, Founder and Chairman, Lucretia Regina-Potter and Anthony Bove, Republican District Leaders-46 Assembly District.” A similar item appeared yesterday on the homepage of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization ( by the way, still referring to itself as the >>> 49th A.D. Regular Republican Organization<<< on its homepage) [http://www.laguardiarepublicanclub.org/2016/02/26/donald-trump-endorsed-in-brooklyn/].
So far so good right ? — Not so fast !
THE SMELL TESTSomething doesn’t pass the smell test here.
According to the release, dated February 26, 2016, “.... The leadership of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization recently endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States....”
Really ? Then, when and where was that “recently” done ?
This blog knows several of the executive members of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization and some of them indicated that they knew of no meeting having been called for any endorsement of presidential candidates.
What we do know, based on their quotes, is that three people in the 46th AD – Arnaldo Ferraro, Lucretia Regina-Potter and Anthony Bove – appear to have endorsed Donald Trump; and that’s about it.
BIGGER QUESTIONS THAN THATThe release raised many more questions than the where and when of the so-called Trump endorsement. For example, as stated above, the release stated that “Donald Trump Endorsed in Brooklyn”; and it contained several references to Arnaldo Ferraro, under various titles, styles and appellations >>> but not one of them was as Chairman of the Kings County Republican Party. Now, I think that is very strange, because it had been widely reported, both here and in other press outlets in Brooklyn, that Mr. Ferraro was lawfully selected to be the Brooklyn GOP Chairman and that he had accepted the job. Has the “Arnaldo Ferraro” in this E-mail given up his claim to being the Brooklyn Republican Chairman, or has he been stripped of the title for some reason?
If Arnaldo Ferraro remains the Chairman of the Kings County Republican Party, doesn't that make his direct endorsement of a candidate not endorsed by the Brooklyn GOP a conflict of interest? Also, did Arnaldo consult-with and/or notify the Brooklyn GOP Executive Committee in any way about his intended "personal" endorsement of Donald Trump? (The same issues exist vis a vis Lucretia Regina-Potter, who also was elected to and accepted a County-wide GOP position).
Also, why are these three "leaders" of the so-called LaGuardia Republican Organization in the 46th Assembly District (one of whom is arguably also the Kings County Republican Chairman) rushing into this "endorsement" of Mr. Trump -- all without proper formalities, literally doing it electronically from a closet and in the dead of night.
Based on "THE SMELL TEST" mentioned above, there is more here than meets the eye.....