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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Where is Allentown Mayoral Candidate Dick Nepon?

As most of you know, I'm no fan of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. But young Bryan Kleiner, who publishes A Voice in the Valley, has been won over by King Edwin's "passion" for the city. Bryan helped organize a young voters' forum with Hizzoner, and emerged a fan.

I completely disagree with Bryan. But he did his homework and came to his decision honestly, and should be commended for caring enough to inform himself and others. He may even be right.
In the meantime, where is Democratic challenger Dick Nepon?

He has no money, but offers a stinging rebuttal to the tunes Pawlowski is spinning on his web page. On his campaign blog, he argues that "[i]f you believe Allentown is in good shape, and better than when Pawlowski took office, you might as well skip this. If you believe borrowed money is a surplus, skip this. If you believe that you can make a statement true by repeating it often enough, especially with a power point to back it up, you can skip this."

Interestingly, Pawlowski met young voters at Muhlenberg College, whose young Dems endorsed King Edwin without bothering to hear from Nepon.

It's pretty hard to get your message out when nobody wants to hear it.


Anonymous said...

Bernie -

The larger questions are this:

1) Where is Tony Phillips? There have been several issues and/or announcements by the Mayor lately that I would have expected to garner responses from both Phillips and Nepon.

2) Is the lack of coverage for either Dick Nepon or Tony Phillips a result of inactivity on their part or is the media choosing not to cover them?

dick nepon said...

See me on WFMZ last nightI have tried to respond to Pawlowski's issues, but it has been difficult to get the press interested.

If you have specific questions about my position, not covered on my FAQ or my FACEBOOK page then drop me a line and I'll answer personally.

Unveiled said...

Main Entry: fa·cade
Variant(s): also fa·çade \fə-ˈsäd\
Function: noun
Etymology: French façade, from Italian facciata, from faccia face, from Vulgar Latin *facia
Date: circa 1681
1: the front of a building ; also : any face of a building given special architectural treatment (a museum's east facade)
2: a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect

That pretty much sums up King Edwin in a nutshell.

Unveiled said...

and PS... to the usual anonymous postings... Tony Phillips has been out and about all over town... so you know the answer to question number 2.

Anonymous said...

This post quotes Nepon's blog: "If you believe that you can make a statement true by repeating it often enough..."

How ironic; Dick Nepon claims to have a college degree and he does not. Does Nepon believe that if he says he has a college degree often enough, people will believe it?

Compare these excerpts from his resume dated 2004 and 2009. Pay close attention to the Antioch College information.

This is an archived page from Nepon's old website:

Richard B. Nepon
Page Two
Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales Allentown PA
Liberal Arts
Muhlenberg College Allentown PA
Liberal Arts
American Booksellers Association St. Louis MO
Attended one-week course in preparation for opening my own book shop (Poor Richard's)
Antioch College Columbia MD
Attended Columbia branch of Antioch College for two years, from 1970-1972
Temple University Philadelphia PA
Film Production, Liberal Arts

Now, compare this with his NEW resume on the current version of his website


Collegiate Study:

Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales, Allentown PA
May 1977

Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA
December 1974

Antioch College, Columbia MD
BA Business Administration 1973

Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Liberal Arts Major 1969-1970

Internet pages always exist and anyone can search the archives at http://www.archive.org/web/web.php