Quaglione gets a really nice article from the Brooklyn Eagle for his support of the arts
--- And maybe a new nickname --- “Show Tunes”
A few days ago I hammered Republican candidate John Quaglione with a real brickbat about his appearance at a "Meet the Candidates" forum sponsored by >>> The League of Independent Theater <<< . (See “He sure ain't Whimpy --- But, HOW OUT OF TOUCH can John Quaglione be ???” by Galewyn Msssey, 3/15/17, [my post below on this blog]). Well, at least this one time, Johnnycakes does get the last laugh…..
According to a recent article in the Brooklyn Eagle, “City Council candidate John Quaglione— who’s running in District 43, consisting of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst— proposed the establishment of a New York City Independent Theater Week to be organized and promoted by the city's official marketing organization known as NYC & Company…. Quaglione announced the proposal during his remarks at a "Meet the Candidates" forum sponsored by The League of Independent Theater on Wednesday night at Manhattan's Kraine Theater. The League is an organization for the independent theater and performing arts population of NYC, serving more than 50,000 independent performing artists….” (See “City Council candidate John Quaglione proposes NYC Independent Theater Week” by John Alexander, 3/17/17, Brooklyn Daily Eagle [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/3/17/city-council-candidate-john-quaglione-proposes-nyc-independent-theater-week]).
This one piece of “earned media” for candidate Quaglione is also accompanied by a portrait quality photo of Mr. Q, pictured with an emblem of The League of Independent Theater. However, the tenor of the Brooklyn Eagle article, taken as a whole, would make one think that this GOP candidate is completely out-of-step with most main stream Republicans. This fact was poignantly brought home, because it appeared in the same week that the release of the Trump Budget showed that the Republican President would completely defund the National Endowment for the Arts.
Nonetheless, since this blog frequently praised Bob Capano’s penchant for getting “earned media,” fairness dictates giving John Quaglione kudos for succeeding in doing the same thing.
This is too good to pass up….. The Democrat wag, who brought this article to my attention also told me this: “You know how some people like to call Kevin Peter Carroll, “Show Hands” ---- now you can call John Quags, “Show Tunes.”