Friday, November 14, 2008

Mike Fleck to the Rescue!

I told you yesterday about some possible candidates to fill the vacancy on Northampton County Council created by the loss of one of our best, Wayne Grube.

I missed one - Mike Fleck.

Earlier this year, Easton city council mysteriously refused to appoint him to one of their vacancies. I don't know how the hell that happened. After all, he's nearly a college graduate! He had previously assured Easton blogger and news maven Jim Deegan, "I really, honestly think it should almost be a no-brainer."

When I blogged about this injustice, Fleck popped on this blog to defend pay-to-play because "90% of the pols in the Valley do that." He also attacked Panto's brother with a baseless allegation, prompting an angry response from Hizzoner himself. "As for you Mike Fleck -- you come after me and leave my family alone."

Last night, as I dodged raindrops on the way home, an email came out of the sky and hit me on the Fleckin' head.

"I have applied for the vacancy on Northampton County Council. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne Grube and I do not believe anyone can fill his shoes. He was a legend who gave tirelessly to the residents of Northampton County. He will be sorely missed.

"In addition to my experience in local government, as councilman in the City of Easton, I have no intention of seeking re-election if appointed to Northampton County Council. I believe, that although I am a democrat, that I am non-partisan and fair minded when it comes to running local government. I work well with others but am not afraid to say when I think something is having a negative effect on the residents. The bottom line is that I have the requisite government experience combined with the common sense and compassion to be a valuable steward of this seat on Council.

"Michael P. Fleck"

Fleck intends to run for Easton city council next year. A spot on Northampton County Council will mean name recognition and more money for his campaign coffers. At the same time, he will follow whatever orders he gets from Charles Dertinger and Lamont McClure.

This guy is the perfect addition to a dysfunctional county council. What better way to alienate Easton Mayor Sal Panto than by appointing someone who took cheap shots at his family!

In his failed mayoral run last year, Fleck plastered so many signs over Easton that Jim Deegan saw one on a shad reeled in near the free bridge. After his loss, Fleck was nailed by Palmer's finest for dumping campaign signs and unopened bundles of his newspaper outside Autozone, but beat the rap.

He's a Fleckin' male Sam Bennett. Local Dems are obviously grooming him for a stab at Congress.


The Highlander said...

If you visit the Highlands of South Side Easton. Fleck still has a sign on a light pole.

Talk about a Flecking pig!

I wonder if all the people Fleck has screwed and ripped off over the years will come out of the woodwork?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Mike Fleck should consider another line of work where his talents might be more appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know which LV politicians have run and lost most often. Is Fleck up there with the likes of Morganelli and Mann? Or is he so annoying it just seems that way?

WhetherVain said...


Look what your earlier post ("Why Don't You Run For Local Office?") did?

It's your own fault!

Anonymous said...

It is pretty clear from McHale's comments in the mcall this morning that Fleck is the direction they are heading in.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of old seasoned experienced officeholders that may be willing to hold the seat for a year without running. I hope Council considers the difficult times they are in. The economy is in the crapper, they are adrift on important issues like the prison and their Human Services deficits are out of control. It would appear they may want to be real statesmen on this one and not partisan hacks.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I hope you're right, but won't hold my breath.

Anonymous said...

Branco is coming back.

Anonymous said...

OMG I can't believe it. The Fleckster on County Council? Any Council? This politico has hurt more people in the Lehigh Valley than anyone else. He has ripped them off of money and reputation. He has lied so many times people just accept it. As for his local experience -- time served does not equate to experience. And once he lost I am told he naver showed up to a Charter Commission meeting unti the last one -- AND VOTED AGAINST IT. This is typical of the Fleckster.

And how about us in the West Ward, we better work hard to find someone, anyone to run for our seat on City Council next year. We are finally guaranteed a slot and the last person we need is Fleckster.

The Highlander said...

ANON 3:31, you sound like a insider. And thats just the tip of the iceberg what folks on the inside think of Fleck!

How about the Candidate he Flecking fleeced?

The best was when Fleck cried like a baby at the city council meeting when they picked Roger Ruggles over him.

"Wahhhhhhh you picked Roger instead of me a fellow democrat! waahhhhh! Jim Hickey please hold me! Wahhhhh!"

Mike Fleck is like Sarah Palin just less good looking, not as smart, and less experienced.

In other words he is , well Fleck is like the ladies who once caused the city of Easton to take your ride away.

Fleck is a whore, but his tricks include "pay to play", and pandering to special interests.

Then again may I say I am sorry to all hookers to compare you to Mike FLeck, even you have higher standards than Fleck and his Pimp Jim Hickey!

The Highlander said...

and the Palin refrence was how incompetent he is. The Street worker line is not connected to her. Relized after I posted it could be mistaken.

Is Mike Fleck a terrible person, "You betchya!"

Anonymous said...

"Then again may I say I am sorry to all hookers to compare you to Mike FLeck, even you have higher standards than Fleck and his Pimp Jim Hickey!"

this dude has anger issues

Bernie O'Hare said...

I always wanted to be a pimp.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hiv key was Mike's campaign fund raiser and "advisor." I am not an insider just someone who knows a person the Fleck bilked for thousands and was told by Hickey when I called him for another candidate that he was backing and working for Fleck.