The Silence That Says “Democrat”

Posted on Fri 07/24/2009 by

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Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

TonyfromOz prefaces …The ABC mentioned here is the Australian ABC, which has no ties whatsoever to the U.S. ABC Network,  and in fact has been in existence 14 years longer than the Network with the same name in the U.S.

A long, long report on the ABC’s AM program this morning on the extraordinary corruption scandal in New Jersey that’s led to the arrest of three mayors, as well as developers and even rabbis. The reporter was particularly struck by the arrest of the young Hoboken mayor, and suggested New Jersey could be the “most corrupt” place in the US.

Only one detail was – unaccountably – missing. Which corruption-plagued party were these miscreants from?

The silence spoke volumes, but I turned to Bloomberg to confirm it:


The mayors of Hoboken, Ridgefield and Secaucus, New Jersey, and five rabbis were among 44 people charged by the U.S. with public corruption and money laundering.

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, 32, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, 64, and Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez, 42, all Democrats; Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega Jr., 59; State Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, 44, a Republican from Ocean Township; and Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith, a Jersey City Democrat, were charged today in an FBI complaint. All except Smith appeared in U.S. court in Newark, New Jersey.

TonyfromOz adds …  Go to the first link and read the text of the interview. In the second last paragraph, it is said that this is nothing at all about politics. Imagine that! Nothing to do with politics. I cannot even begin to imagine if the same thing would have been said if these people were from the Republican Party.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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