Captain Capano launched two very well-aimed torpedoes into the side of the flagship of Brooklyn Republicanism, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden --- it remains to be seen whether the old four-stacker had his guts blown out below the belt where it counts; and whether he rolls over and goes down without a return shot like the "Lusitania" did over a hundred years ago.....
Does this mean that the whole Reform Party is going "all in" against Golden ? Is Curtis Sliwa on board with Captain Capano ???
Are there even more bigger, more lethal, "fish" out there ready to give Golden some of the "hit-'em-'Harder' " action wolf-pack style ?????
Oh! And Bobby C. all but said, "Hey, John Quaglione, 'This Bud's for you' in his summation !!!" (See if you agree.....)
Excerpts from Capano's column
And so it goes: "Here is an open secret in politics: Elected officials are only as effective as their staff.... And the golden rule during campaign season is that there is a clear line of separation for staffs working on the taxpayers’ dime in their official capacity and engaging in political activities for their boss. Sure, a staffer can do both, but the hours working on each must be separated.... Lately, it seems that state Sen. Marty Golden’s staff has let him down on all of the above...." [Translation: my torpedoes are aimed at the "S.S. Marty" --- but John Quaglione --- I didn't mention your name, but do know that you are on board for this voyage; so, enjoy the swim.....] (See "Golden’s staff’s faux pas showing cracks in his armor" by Bob Capano, 7/19/18, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily/ Politics/ Opinion/ The Right View [https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2018/29/all-right-view-golden-staffers-2018-07-20-bd.html]).
There is lots more detail in Capano's article about the multiple "Golden Staff" offenses, apparently in violation of clearly stated federal law about a politician's use and control of social media. However, the coup de grace is in Capano's concluding paragraphs; and it's into the head(s) of people hitching a ride aboard the good ship "Marty G."
".... Staffers should have the same professional and ethical standards as elected officials because we also pay their salaries. If they do not, it is up to the boss to make a change.... I don’t know how to explain the recent sloppiness of [NY State Senator Martin]Golden’s staffers. It could be the pressure of Golden’s first legitimate re-election race, or just comfort by staffers who have been with him throughout his career in public office (Hmmm !!! THat sure sounds like Kassar and Quaglione).... One of the pitfalls of being in the same position for so long is that it causes one to lose focus. In business, this is one the reasons retail chain stores often change managers every two years. The equivalent in politics would be term limits.... Perhaps, this is one more reason for term limits for all elected officials, and therefore, their staffs as well."