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Friday, June 04, 2010

O'Hare Wins Election to Local Dem Committee, Demands Recount

The people have spoken. Well, one of them.

I was in a six-way tie for the Northampton County Democratic committee in Nazareth's second ward, which had been ruled by LongDem Rodney Applegate for the last thousand years. In a drawing at noon today, I was declared the official winner of that race.

Upon learning of my election, I demanded an immediate recount. I also called a news conference to announce my plans to knock off T.J. Rooney, but nobody showed.

I should be excommunicated in a matter of weeks, but not before I attend the election of the next county chair.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

the fix was in

Anonymous said...

Who handled your election campaign?

Mike Fleck?

Wayne said...

Sweet... congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

run for treasurer

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Who handled your election campaign?

Mike Fleck?"


Yes. He rounded up a bunch of derelicts to kock on doors for me, bt they all went to A-town.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"run for treasurer"

That might require two votes.

lighthouse said...

Well, at least it will be interesting reading about your committee meetings here on LVR ! ...last year you wrote quite a bit about "new Dems"....now you're a vote on the Committee, so will you use your new voice for "change"?

Anonymous said...

Congrats.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Lighthouse, I will, and have a completely different view of committeemen than most. I do not expect to last long, but I do expect to try and make this group more small d democratic.

Chris Casey said...

Absolutely Priceless!

Anonymous said...

So who are you supporting for Chair? Garvin or Laws? Or the surprise third candidate?

Bernie O'Hare said...

There oughta' be a Laws, don't you think? He's fresh and represents a move in the right direction. He's disgusted by the practice of endorsing candidates in contested primaries, even aganst an incumbent Democrat.

monkey momma said...

This is just the start of bloggers taking over the world. With you as committee person, Donovan on the council and LVCI as Mayor of Allentown, we're bound to have some good times ahead!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bernie, make it worth every minute!

The Banker

Sanctifying Grace said...

Bernie,

Congrats. I will see about the ex-communication for you. Book two tickets for Rome, first class. I know some good Canon lawyers.

Peace be with you, ~~Alex+

Anonymous said...

Bernie is certainly a qualified committeeperson. I liked Laws platform. Laws is certainly gifted with a camera. Just hope he can get that zoom-OUT button fixed on that camera.

Pamela Varkony said...

Bernie,

As they say in comedy: "Sometimes you can't make this stuff up".

Your name got pulled out of the hat. How great is that.

Congratulations. Now go shake up the establishment.

Anonymous said...

Let the O'Hare-a-clypse begin!

Anonymous said...

Angle is gonna sue...don`t want no stinkin O`Hare in office...he can`t be a blogger and serve in elected office.

Anonymous said...

So as a Democratic committeeman what will you do to assist in the election of the Democratic candidate John Callahan to Congress? If you refuse to help him you will be ousted by a majority vote of the committee.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Maybe the majority of the voters will oust Callahan instead. Maybe Dems should stop fielding candidates against a good Congreessman just bc he happens to be an R.

not so casual observer said...

does lady rep know about this?
you two will be outside the polls togethr!

Justice Dicktates said...

Bernie,

You shall not be permitted to hold both positions of blogger and committee member at the same time. You shall remedy by resigning and/or discontinuing one position or both positions immediately.

F you very much,

Connected Judges Who Override Voters

eckville press said...

Bernie.

Here's a little something to help with your campain fund.

Give em hell!

Anonymous said...

There's probably a committee by law which says you'll loose your position if you speak out against a party candidate, endorse or assist a republican opponent, or report on committee meetings. Blogger criticism and committee partisanship do not mix. This is a lose lose proposition, speaking from experience here.

I resigned my committeeship after one candidate loudly complained of otherwise fair criticism. He refused to answer a question concerning his statement of financial interests, and still has not answered to this day.

I do not believe that party partisanship means drinking cool aid. You do not either. This can not be good.

Lady Rep said...

Bernie, I will stand outside of the polls with you! BTW - Dems have to stand 20 feet from the door and Reps stand 10. That's because you have the majority. See? I'll be glad to teach you all about the Election Code!

Actually, "not so casual" made me say it.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Lady Rep, I don't think they'll let me within 20 miles of any poll.

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Bernie O'Hare said...

I will post about Judge Franciosa's decision once I have read it. The Anglephobes can hurl their insults there. It is OT here and I have deleted three comments. I will continue deleting them so don't waste your time.

lvtp912 said...

OK, I know it's off-topic but are you talking about this headline?
Buoyed by Tea Party Support, Angle Takes Lead
because that LV Tea Party ain't the Lehigh Valley one - It may be the Los Vegas one though.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:52 - Bernie can't be ousted. He's in unless he resigns. There are no provisions in the by-laws of the State Committee to rid people of positions they are ELECTED to.

Bernie should try to gain a seat as District dude or whatever it is over there in soon to be ex-Longoonland. Now that would be funny.

Tuesday Night Dates said...

Bernie,

That was a hell of good time seeing you at the courthouse today!