Monday, October 24, 2011
Who is Tony Simao?
Ask Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan. He knows who Tony Simao is, and recently set his smear machine to work to try and stop him. No less a luminary than Callahan's second-in-command, Joe Kelly, was caught red handed, passing along dubious information to political consultant John Blankstein. From there, it made its way to a NYC blogger, who tried to slime Simao without even talking to him.
Of course, the people who ended up looking shady were Joe Kelly, John Blankstein and NYC blogger Jon Geeting.
Why are they so intent on stopping Simao? Because he and fellow City Council candidate Tom Carroll have declared war on Bethlehem politicians. Using Youtube, they've published video indictments of the Callahan Administration. There's Open Letter to Bethlehem Politicians (1.046 hits), Open Letter - Page Two (423 hits), and Recchiuti's Big Adventure (235 hits).
There have been some complaints here and elsewhere that Simao has failed to provide answers. This is his start, and he starts by telling you a little about himself. He is Portuguese, immigrated here at age 8, was naturalized at age 16, and right after high school, went into the Marines. If you'd like more answers, watch the video.