Well it is all over with folks, and really not much has changed, or has it? The Democratic Committee Puppet Government is in place on council. Mr. DeMarco, who was thrown out off office in May by the voters is now back in as a councilman. WHY? Well first off the Democratic Committee selected him and the voters put him back in office. We had no option Glassport Man, we had to vote Mr. DeMarco back in, there were only three people on the ballot and three slots. Really?
In a surprise, even to me, there was a fourth choice. The super secret write-in candidate! Well at lest that is what people on the Glassport Topixs forums where saying. This person was David Kowalski, and I applaud the man for standing up and trying to take back our government, but I also point a finger of shame on him. He was tardy and so his chances where not good. You cannot decide on a whim to run a write-in campaign. I wish Mr. Kowalski would have decided to run last week, so he could have gotten his name out there, maybe talked to some people. Although he was late, he did send a very important message to the Democratic Committee by receiving 214 votes in a very last minute write-in.
The Democratic Committee should be very scared at this point and time, because the voters spoke in May and they did once again yesterday. Not only did this committee decided to put Mr. DeMarco back in office, but they also did not endorse Mr. Evanovich for Mayor yesterday. Now not having the committee's endorsement did not hurt Mr. Evanovich at all, in fact it might have helped him. Mr. Evanovich has started something; he has put a wrench in the machine that has run this town for years. I would like to tell Mr. Evanoivch, Mr. Kowalski, and anyone else who would like to run for office in Glassport something. You don't need the Democratic Committee! Their endorsement is nothing more then a popularity contest, like when children vote class presidents in school. Take the high road; take the road that voters and this community need, run on the issues and ideas for rebuilding this town.
It also would not hurt if an Independent or Republican would run. OH MY GOD GLASSPORT MAN, NOT A REPUBLICAN! Really, are you so blind-sided to think that Republicans and anyone other then Democrats are Satan himself. If you do believe this, then please just leave the country, because it is just as stupid as someone thinking that President Obama is a Communist.
Local governments do better when we vote people in who have ideas, and are thinkers, not popular names, or they coached my kids baseball team. That is stupid! Just because the guy is your neighbor, or lived in the town all his life, does not mean he or she is qualified to be in office. Would you hire a plumber to do electrical work in your house? We probably spend more time finding a qualified electrician to work on our house then we do public officials. Many people just go in and find the little D's and R's next to the name and vote.
We have to stand up and demand anyone running for office actually campaign in this town, and not just a sign at the end of the street. I am talking about going door to door and talking with people, I want to see debates and forums where the public can go and get information, and each candidate should have a website. We must also point a big finger of shame to The Daily News. Here is our local paper, which I receive daily, and their main purpose is to report local news to us. I can read every day who died and who was arrested, but I can not get any info on my local races other then so and so is running for mayor. Not that I agree with the practice of Editorial Boards and papers endorsing a candidate, but at lest it would be something. Please Daily News, help us out and run some candidate profiles next year for local races.
Well I am glad the election is over, cause now I can get down and dirty and start to address real issues and even some bone headed moves in this town that has put us where we are today. Stay tuned readers; the real fun begins very soon!