Monday, November 17, 2008

Joe Owens For Northampton County Council?

That's Ron Angle's first choice. He thinks Express Times editor Joe Owens, who constantly promotes open and accountable government, would be a perfect fit. When I told Ron most news dudes run from political office like Michael Jackson with his hair on fire, he was unmoved.

"Draft him!" he snarled.

Former county executives Jerry Seyfried and Bill Brackbill are the Bulldog's backups to finish Grube's term. He thinks those two should flip a coin. But Angle told me council would never support them. Brackbill is a Republican. Seyfried, a Democrat, is too damn independent.

In a well-written open letter to Northampton County Council, Forks Township blogger Dave Billings says it best. "This is your chance to appoint a person that is not tied to any political party dogma. Choose a person with an independent spirit who is willing to represent the people of Northampton County - period."

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

An Angle endorsement should end any consideration of a person.

Tom Foolery said...

Bernie,

As long as the Democrats control council the appointment will be a Democrat. If the Republicans controlled council they would pick a Republican. To expect anything else is just incredibly dumb. the present council, as with most councils that exist anywhere, have there own agenda in regard to how the county should move ahead. Therefore they will pick someone who supports there agenda. Again, to do otherwise would be incredibly stupid.

Tom Foolery said...

Their agenda, sorry..

Bernie O'Hare said...

But they don't control council. There's 4 Ds and 4 Rs.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"An Angle endorsement should end any consideration of a person."

Point taken.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Is that "two tickets to paradise?"

Joe Owens loves Mike Fleck by the way. Would be a great show if it came down between Joe O, and Fleck.

Anonymous said...

Fleck and Angle on Council together?
They could get rid of the debt.
Put it on Nationwide Pay per view! Free Fleck campaign signs to first 10,000 to sign up for the package!

Anonymous said...

This topic is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Iceberg straight ahead!

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Shut the fuck up!

Get a life!

Anonymous said...

Spike, I hope he listens to you, but call it a hunch....

The Banker (for real)

Bernie O'Hare said...

I deleted about 30 comments posted by Villa before I left foe work today. Spike's remark is directed at a series of 14 new comments, all identical, posted by Villa.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

It was insane.

I like the Real Banker more than the Faux one.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Spike, You have no idea. Now he is trying to pressure the judge assigned to the case, too.

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

Good Lord.

You ever think of only google, blogger accounts can post? Although he uses that as well.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I try to use the comments feature to encourage, not discourage conversation. I like different viewpoints. I enjoy argument. I don't enjoy the personal crap, but learn a lot from what others say. Villa is actually trying to destroy meaningful conversation with his repetitive comments. I will not change my settings. I'll simply delete him when he comments.

Anonymous said...

Joe the Editory... that's just funny.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I was waiting for someone to catch that!

Anonymous said...

please tell me the Fleck you are all talking about is not the former Easton council member. Easton is finally getting some respect as a government of honest, hard-working leaders. They certainly know how to disagree with professionalism -- that is a word no where near Mike Fleck. There is no way he should be appointed to County Council.