THIS IS THE SECOND OF MY SPOTLIGHT POSTS ON THE MANIFEST DEFICITS OF THE CURRENT CROP OF GOP CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL IN THE 2017 CYCLE --- LUCKILY, FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED, THIS SHOULD BE THE BRIEFEST
Look up the word "VAPID" --- in your dictionary --- in a thesaurus --- or on-line on your favorite internet device..... Do you see where I'm going here ? ? ?
YES, IT'S JUST A FEW WORDS ABOUT "QUAGS"; "JOHNNY Q"; "JOHNNY CAKES"; AND, YES, ONE OF MY TOP CONTRIBUTOR'S FAVORITE, "FREDO" --- THE INIMITABLE JOHN QUAGLIONE (RIGHT, I DO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, "WHO WOULD WANT TO IMITATE HIM ?")
I don't need to go into all that he has had to say about his own "credentials" and "supreme qualifications"; what it comes down to is this --- basically, he says something like this: "... I've pretty much had the same job my whole life, I work for Marty Golden, mostly I hand out proclamations and show up at ribbon cuttings, but sometimes I also try my hand at other things, like writing statements for my boss ( If any of you have your own knowledge or experience about how JQ has handled this particular "duty," I'll allow you a few moments to guffaw and laugh out loud.....)
Lately, John has been actively "campaigning." (Let that seep in, then think about it, but not too long or you will go into an irreversible coma.....).
So far, his fund raising has been ahead of his fellow Republicans, but not to show any prohibitive advantage (in fact, depending on how everything is targeted in the GOP Primary, there might be more spent tearing down JQ than building him up). At the same time, Quag's fund raising is way behind that of several leading Democratic candidates for the same office.
His tweets are a little informative, but mostly they are very, very, very restful. He brags/ reports/ goes-on-and-on-about (I really can't adequately describe it) the minutia in Bay Ridge (mostly the stuff that the Home Reporter, Courier Life and the Brooklyn Eagle didn't see fit to report on). Let me give you a taste: something about a new traffic light "at the a corner of... Narrows Avenue..." (Since his presser about how his boss speeded-up before hitting an old lady, John loves to talk about slowing down the traffic to a crawl in Bay Ridge); he tweets that he is doing more door to door and says that he sees that some people hang out flags; oh, and my favorite, another Tweet about a house party (part of an ongoing series about these sparsely attended events), this time he says it was a perfect night for a house party (with a picture of Johnny Q talking to empty chairs) --- that's enough, I am getting sleepy.
Maybe, I was wrong in how I started this post. Johnny Cakes' problem is not one of his deficits, it's his unhealthy surplus of being "VAPID".....