There was a reason that Golden and Quags sat out the Ghorra-fest --- If you're not sure whether the service to which you are invited is going to be a wedding or a funeral, then it's better for you to find a reason not to be there --- it avoids the possibility of lots of different kinds of present and/or future embarrassment(s). (Ahem !!! Can some among my brothers and sisters give me a loud "AMEN" ???)
Besides, Marty Golden and John Quaglione would not have found a "safe place" in which they'd be comfortable at the Ghorra-McCabe reception
The 2017 Republican Kings County Convention was held earlier today. The event took place virtually in secret (and almost as surely on improper and short notice) at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Remsen Street. Twenty-six people were in duh house... but only twenty-three of them were elected members of the Brooklyn Republican County Committee.
I won't talk about the preliminaries, other than to say that good order and the proper formalities were not followed..... The need for roll-calls and the obvious absence thereof or any motion(s) to dispense with roll-calls would seem to be high on the list of inadequate formalities and/or the lack of good order.
The vote for "Chairman" was a rather simple and straight forward affair. Three names were put forward for nomination: Ted Ghorra, Steve Maresca and Clorinda Annarummo. However, only Ted Ghorra's name was put up for a vote on the floor. That vote appears to have been one-sided, but Ghorra's total was far from unanimous, since about 84 of the tallied votes did not vote for Ghorra.
The reason that Marty Golden and John Quaglione would not have felt all that welcome at today's Remsem Street gathering, would be that their presence would only have disrupted the Liam McCabe-Ted Ghorra exchange of verbal bouquets. Liam put Ted Ghorra's name in nomination; and for his part, Ted Ghorra said that he was playing the "long game" and that he thought Liam McCabe would be a big part of that "long game" as the Brooklyn GOP's Vice Chairman for Youth Outreach. Several of Liam's people were also given Vice Chairman spots --- although there seemed to have been a problem with a "Raymond Caneletta" that almost sent Liam into one of his legendary spirals.