Sunday, June 4, 2017

Maybe it could have been a "Game Changer" --- But the way things are for Bob Capano nowadays "It Don't Mean a Thing ['cause] It Ain't Got That Swing


It started with Duke Ellington in 1930 or '31  ---  and it's still apropos in June of 2017


In this instance it's very applicable to Bob Capano's soon to be announced endorsement that he says is a  "Game Changer" 


Unfortunately,  the way things stand right now,  I have to completely disagree with Bob's assessment of  what any of this means.....



Earlier this evening,  I received an E-mail from Bob Capano addressed to  "Friends";   it mostly went like this:   "There will be a more formal announcement tomorrow,  but I wanted you to be one of the first to know that I have been endorsed by the NYS ****** and [its] Chairman *****....   This means I am the only Republican candidate that will be assured a place on the November ballot. I am confident this will give us the momentum to win the Republican primary!  As the *****-Republican candidate we will win."

I have left out the key details even though Bob's pre-release release made no mention that it was OTR, just for background, or personal for eyes only and not for distribution.

Nonetheless,  I do have to say this  ---  Bob's expected announcement is not only wrong on several key facts,  it is completely wrong-headed in its presentation of his place in this 2017 GOP endorsement-petitioning-primary process for a nomination to be a candidate for City Council in the 43rd District for any party.

Okay,  all you jazz aficionados  ---  
"....   It makes no diff'rence if it's sweet or if it's hot
Just give that rhythm ev'rything you gotOh, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
(Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)
(Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)..."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gailyguy, Wake up, smell the coffee, Bob Capano maybe hasn't done his 'announcement' but he did a posting about the Reform Party endorsement along with a statement by Sliwa sometime yesterday night.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE & ADDENDUM: THE "SOMETIMES --- WHEN YOU ARE RIGHT --- IT DON'T CHANGE A THING" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 6:53 AM"

YOUR OBSERVATION(S) DO APPEAR TO BE CORRECT..... HOWEVER, THAT OBSERVATION DOESN'T CHANGE THE TENOR OF MY POST ABOVE

AN ADDENDUM TO MY POST ABOVE: PLEASE CHANGE THE FIRST-APPEARING "******" TO "REFORM PARTY"; THE SECOND-APPEARING "******" TO "CURTIS SLIWA"; AND THE THIRD-APPEARING "******" TO "REFORM"

Thanks for the heads-up; but other than filling in a few "details," your comment doesn't effect the bottom line of my coverage and opinion of the now-fully-disclosed Reform Party endorsement of Bob Capano for City Council given by its "Chairman" Curtis Sliwa.....

The endorsement is neither a "Game Changer" nor does it guarantee Mr. Capano a place on the November Ballot.....

Anonymous said...

Everything with Bob is bull****

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & [THEIR] BACKFILL: THE "QUAGLIONE'S RE-ANNOUNCEMENT OF [BANNERS AND BUNTING --- RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES] THE EARLIER ANNOUNCED ENDORSEMENT BY HIS BOSS, MARTY GOLDEN" EDITION

HOW MANY TIMES IS JOHN QUAGLIONE GOING TO "ANNOUNCE" THE ENDORSEMENT BY NYSS MARTY G ??? WILL WE GET ONE EACH, AS HIS: EMPLOYER; BOSS; PATRON; GOD-FATHER; BFF; GOOD UNCLE; GUARDIAN; PROTECTOR; ANY PORT IN A STORM; AND WHATEVER ELSE JQ & HIS ADVISER-WITHOUT-CLEARLY-DEFINED-DUTIES JOHN ORLANDO COME UP WITH ?????????

As we pointed out early this weekend, Johnny Q and his campaign didn't roll this out right. This looks like a heavy handed attempt at backfill and make-do.....

Anonymous said...

I heard Dan Donovan hasn't stopped running since he endorsed Liam back in January. Danny Boy is trying to get as far away from Liam as he can. Currently, I'm told Donovan is running through the Alps.

#Q4U

Anonymous said...

Didn't you mean #QFU

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "NOW --- IT'S 'OFFICIAL' " EDITION

BOB CAPANO HAS SENT OUT THE "OFFICIAL" --- W/ ROB RYAN AS "CONTACT" PERSON --- RELEASE

YES, JOINING JQ WITH THESE DRIBBLED-OUT ANNOUNCEMENTS --- THIS TIME IT'S BOB CAPANO REITERATING HIS "NEWS" ABOUT THE "ENDORSEMENT" BY THE NYS REFORM PARTY AND IT'S "CHAIRMAN" CURTIS SLIWA


About a half hour ago, I got the BC Campaign Press Release.....

Same news, different day !!! (Please, see my original post and later comment about this above).....

Anonymous said...

Gaily-pooh, you like show tunes, don't you? Well, here's a tip in the form of a show tune:

".... Could it be, yes it could
Something's comin', something good
If I* can wait
Something's comin'
I* don't know what it is
But it is gonna be great
With a click, with a shock
Phone'll jingle, door will knock
Open the latch
Something's comin'
Don't know when
But it's soon
Catch the moon
One handed catch
Around the corner
Or whistlin' down the river
Come on, deliver ...."
--- Bernstein & Sondheim

(* The "I" used in this show tune would make more sense as "you" as used in this comment.)

Anonymous said...

Here is some news.

The "Reform" party press conference endorsing Bob has been cancelled.

Anonymous said...

They must have heard about his work for stellar reformers like Howard Golden, Marty Markowitz, John Catsimatidis, and Vito Fossella.

If they formed a law firm, it would have been known as the coughing firm: Hack, Hack, Hack & Hack.

Anonymous said...

Why did Marty Markowitz hire capano? I'd like to know the answer to that.

Anonymous said...

I think he was a holdover from the other Golden (Howard)

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "I WONDER, WONDER WHO... WHO..." EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 2:05 PM"

THANKS FOR YOUR MUSICAL HEADS-UP --- BUT I THINK I KNOW ABOUT THE TIP WHICH YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IN YOUR COMMENT


I wonder who told you, and if it's the same body who told me..... Very Likely, I think.

Early on Monday somebody told me that there was some problem with what kind of petitions were being distributed by one of the groups active in the Republican Party in South west Brooklyn. Insider names were mentioned, as well as the candidates allegedly "covfefe(d)" by one of those insiders.....

Anonymous said...

Gale will you stop with the "South West" stuff already. Do I need to get my compass out of the basement?

Anonymous said...

Oh and Gale you just can't keep a secret can you? What groups wherever in Brooklyn have any insider that can 'covfefe' anybody, and who might that anybody be? You have to know that there aren't a lot of answers that work.