Peg Ferraro, the wishy washy choice. - She has an incumbent's advantage but knows she's in trouble. It's going to be a tough year for Republicans in Northampton County. Because she supported keeping Gracedale in County hands, Ferraro believes she has a shot, and she probably does.
At the breakfast, she reportedly gave a speech praising Ron Angle and his financial acumen, trying to tie herself to him among Republicans. But it is Peg who, two years ago, embarrassed and deposed Angle as Council President, with no prior notice. She had promised Ron her support, and lied to him.
As much as I like Peg on a personal level, and nearly everyone does, I will never support her again. I just can't support a lying backstabber, especially when it is done to someone whom I consider a friend. She might win, but she won't be getting my vote.
Tricia Mezzacappa, the bigot's choice. - According to an Easton police officer's report, both neighbors and a cabbie heard Mezzacappa use the word "nigger" in describing her neighbors. They "should have stayed in the projects," she told one of Easton's finest. Mezzacappa was convicted of disorderly conduct last year, after an outburst at West Easton Borough Hall. Several witnesses heard her state that she wanted to drag Boro Council Prez Kelly Gross to the Delaware River and drown her.
She has also advocated the use of deadly force against a minority 14 year-old Dieruff High School student who may (or may not) have been mouthing off to an Allentown cop. "Too bad he didnt shoot this wildly obnoxious imbecile with a real weapon. One less problem student who will ultimately be a terrible leach [sic] on society, after being trained to think she is above the law. One shot, kersplat, perfect, problem solved."
After fantasizing on three separate occasions about how neat it would be to send a hollow point bullet through my skull, The Express Times suspended her posting privileges at their site. So she now posts under a pseudonym, Pigface817.
Her speech, believe it or not, was about honesty.
I have sued this person for numerous lies about me that, according to a judge, are defamatory per se.
If she gets on the ballot, and it appears likely that she will, she will drag down the entire ticket with her unless they distance themselves from her hate.
She has just sued Ron Angle, claiming that he's stalking her now, too. Apparently, he's my back up.
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Seth Vaughn, Iraq War vet's choice. - I just wrote about Seth.
Hayden Phillips, the tea party afficianado's choice. - He's a 59 year-old Marine (once a Marine, always a Marine) who is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility. This is his first try at political office.
Updated 10:50 AM: A Sixth Candidate. - I received this email. "Northampton Borough businessman Frank Hesch III spoke at the breakfast and announced his candidacy for County Council as well as those you named. You may want to update your list." I will find out what I can about Hesch today.
Updated 1:50 PM: Cusick was there. - I am entitled to my opinion, but not my own facts. John Cusick was, in fact, present for the breakfast. Since he does not intend to run, he did not speak.