Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Why I Won't Be Going to Glenn Reibman's Campaign KickOff

Glenn Reibman is kicking off his race for County Executive tonight. I won't be there. Lamont McClure and John Callahan, the other two Democrats in this race, made their announcements in public settings. Anyone could come. I, a Callahan supporter, crashed McClure's announcement. McClure supporters crashed Callahan's announcement.

But Reibman is charging a fee. If you want to hear his pearls or droppings, it'll cost you $25.

I'll pass.

That alone should tell us all we need to know about Glenn Reibman.

Updated 9:00 PM: Bottom-Feeding Bloggers, Welcome After All! - It turns out that in very, very, very fine print, the bottom of the Glenn Reibman invitation reads, "Bottom feeding bloggers welcome free of charge." 

Reibman campaign manager Mike Fleck called me and read it. So I went. And ran smack dab into Republican County and Borough Council candidate Tricia "God Hates Fags" Mezzacappa. Now I know why Fleck wanted me to come.

Bastard!

I'll probably be sued again tomorrow.

Anyhoo, I'll have a report in a few.

24 comments:

Blue dog Dem said...

Bernie where is this event taking place, some of us might want to attend on your behalf, and will there be a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres like deviled eggs and Vienna sausages?

Anonymous said...

My guess is that he knew the fee would keep you away..

Anonymous said...

I guess you should call that "pay to play"

Anonymous said...

$25 will go towards his make-up artist to make him look like he is alive.

Peter J.Cochran.Inf.U.S.Army said...

Even if I wanted to see him on this day , What are his people thinking?He wants a fee to see....a public figure that we already send money to VIA pensions? 5;o8 got it right,&I say a possibility exists that he may have no intent in winning a race, but use the campaign funds up he has held.. could this be? Nothing personal Glen,I liked your parents,& they were always nice to me.

Anonymous said...

I doubt he'll miss you

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify the facts, something that is usually loose on these blogs: Reibman's invitation does not require the $25 fee if you volunteer to work on his campaign, ie circulate petition, etc. I think the fee was to limit the bottom feeders from attending and reporting stories that were heavy on innuendo and loose on facts.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I see. If you volunteer to be one of his gophers, you're in. But bottom feeders like me are out. Got it. He will get his wish.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Bernie where is this event taking place, some of us might want to attend on your behalf, and will there be a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres like deviled eggs and Vienna sausages?"

Yes, I believe they'll be serving bon bons, too. It's at the Grover Cleveland Club, 940 Main t, Bethlehem.

Black tie optional.

Anonymous said...

I've gotten really hammered at the Cleveland and it didn't cost $25. Glenn is likely going to pocket the rats' cheese and call it a good night. He'll be asleep by 7.

Anonymous said...

Is Fleck going to be there? Methinks the $25.00 charge is to cover his expense in this campaign.

Anonymous said...

Will M Call and E-T reporters have to pay? Will they be there? If a narcoleptic snores in the forest, does he make a sound?

Anonymous said...

For 25 bucks I can walk up the street to Pottsie's. Do you know how many hot dogs I can buy from Pott's for 25 big ones? Not enough to satisfy the Big Beef Barron!

One time I want to see a picture of The Beef Barron and Rev. Run Mario wearing sombreros and sharing a ride on a stick horse. That poor stick horse!

Anonymous said...

So any HOMELESS person's whom "Volunteer's" to volunteer for His "Camp-o-pain"....will get a waived/fee/free meal? With Union members attendence "Mandatory" for the "Kick-up"....& the Lime Light of National Network News & bernie's supporter's....ought to Be quite-a-show....indeed. Does he have an Expense Report prepared?

Anonymous said...

Well he is going to need all he can get. I really can't see how he is going to make much more than enough to pay Fleck. His report was a joke, and insider baseball says he keeps hearing either I'm for Callahan or I'm sitting this out for now (people being Kind). McLure adding in will just make his money even that much tighter. HE and Fleck personally called to keep Mclure out but I guess it didn't go so well.

Seamus

Anonymous said...

Hey Seamus, cry us a river. McClure is the next County Executivee. Maybe he wil hire Callahan to do something. That is if you ask real nice.

Neither Johnny Casino and his developer money or Reibman and his name will stop it.

Anonymous said...

Don't trust a guy who can't spell that name without two Rs. Why use two when you can get the job done with one? Because that's how union goldbricks think. Sorry, Glennnnnn. They're already voting for McClueless.

Anonymous said...

Callahan has a brand-name. He's going to clean up.

Anonymous said...

"Callahan has a brand-name. He's going to clean up."

Yeah, he sure does and it has nothing to do with Mr. Clean.

He took a thriving city and almost bankrupt it even though he got millions from the casino and county investments. How many relatives will be on the ocunty payroll?

Anonymous said...

"On the ill-fated swaption move, Reibman said it was an investment made in 2004 that when he left in 2006, had a positive profit-making position into 2007.

"I am not responsible for the lack of decision making of the current administration," Reibman said."

from LehighValleyLive.com on February 19, 2013.

Anonymous said...

Reibman is recycled crap. wonder how many zombies showed up at his coronation tonight?

Grossville Goon said...

Maybe Mezzacappa attended thinking you would not be there, AWKWARD!

Bernie O'Hare said...

I was prepared to use Fleck as a human shield.

Anonymous said...

Investigory Tactic-of-Primacy" Follow-the-Money!