Depending on what Bob Capano and Curtis Sliwa do with the Reform Party in Brooklyn in the next year or two, this might be the biggest change in how the GOP has had to do things since the days of Nelson Rockefeller, Jacob Javits and John Lindsay Jr. (btw, there's a Rockefeller Center and a Javits Center, but where is the Lindsay Center ???)
Are the NYS Reform Party, in its various aspects, there to be the un-Cola to the NYS "Conservatives" ?????
Bob can make himself a bigger deal inside the Brooklyn GOP by being outside of it --- than he ever was able to be/do inside of it. Bob Capano and Curtis Sliwa are in a position to turn lots of things wrt the Brooklyn GOP onto their head(s)..... And one of those things is Jerry Kassar (as in "It was just one of those things one of those crazy flings..." -- CP).
Nonetheless, this whole Reform Party thing is a work in progress. It remains to be seen how much sophistication and heavy lifting Bob and Curtis can (are willing to) bring to the table vis a vis all the other parties active in Brooklyn and/or statewide. So, let me give this new dynamic duo some free advice:
First, have very long and serious talks with the likes of Jeffrey Klein, Diane Savino and other key IDC Democrats;
Next, have very long and serious talks with the likes of Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Michael Gianaris and other key members of the Democrat Minority Caucus (btw, do you see where I'm goin' with this yet ???);
Third (maybe, even a little lower than that), have very long and serious talks with the likes of Ted Ghorra, Nicole Malliotakis and other key "Brooklyn Republicans" (Again, do you see where I'm goin' with this yet ???);
Fourth (maybe, even a little higher than that), have possibly a very short but serious "fuck you and everybody that likes you" talk with the likes of Jerry Kassar, Fran Vella-Marone and other key Brooklyn "Conservatives"; and
Fifth (and this should definitely be done after the "First" through "Fourth" above have been completed) have a very long and serious talk with Justin Brannan: 1) reporting on the results of first four long and serious talks; and 2) (and this is both brilliant and appropriate) paying homage and assuring general fealty to Justin Brannan as the one true "Boss of Bay Ridge"..... (>>> NOW <<< do you see where I'm goin' with this ?????)
Now, to kick back and enjoy some Sunday football (possible --- because the Meadowlands G-men aren't playing today) !!!!!
BTW, can I have a Diet 7-Up or a Diet Sprite ?????
--- No, not a Diet Coke or Coke Zero, but a Diet Sierra Mist will do.....