Monday, February 17, 2014

Can You Say Mayor Sam Bennett?



Though they're still washing the dishes from Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski's inaugural ball, Allentown blogger Michael Molovinsky has an interesting post about Hizzoner's possible successor.

City Council Prez Julio Guridy would like the job. But Molovinsky passes him over for former Congressional candidate Sam "Curly" Bennett and Charlie "I used to be a Republican" Thiel, a registered Democrat who might run as an Independent.

I have no idea whether Bennett is really serious, but I hope so. The blogs will write themselves.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote, More Sam Bennett please!

Anonymous said...

Julio would make Roy A. look like a genius. Allentown would throw away all the progress made.

Anonymous said...

Julio's 1'st order of business would be to change the official language to spanish...

Anonymous said...

Bennett? Thought she left for a high paying job in DC. What happened?

Anonymous said...

I thought is language was Jibberish?

Anonymous said...

Sam Bennett for mayor? No!

Anonymous said...

Why would Sam leave a reported $200K job in Washington? Something's up.

Anonymous said...

8:42 -

Maybe Allentown government can be more profitable?

(kidding, of course)

Honestly, I think Sam Bennett would make a formidable opponent. She can tiptoe through and around many issues better than most. She'll be active. Besides, she'll go over much better in high places than Pawlowski.

Fred Windish

Anonymous said...

http://bennett.e-candidate.com/content/view/15/6/

Anonymous said...

I think we need better choice to pick from, but everyone will find the true mess that Ed's administration created with the selling of water and sewer services.

Kevin Cerino said...

I think that a lot of people are mistaken in assuming that there won't be an incumbent Mayor on the ballot in 2017. Pawlowski is obviously angling for a position Harrisburg. If that doesn't work out, I'd be quite surprised if he doesn't decide to cash in and take a job in the 'private sector'

Whoever council chooses as a replacement would certainly have a leg up on other candidates (assuming they don't choose a placeholder who promises not to run).

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:14, Can't believe that web page is still active. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

She has to be better than Paws or Sal "Kill Public Education" Panto.

Anonymous said...

Why would Sam leave a reported $200K job in Washington? Something's up.

Because 200K is a pittance in DC? And she obviously still has political aspirations.

Anonymous said...

The funny and sad thing is after all we now know there are people still promoting Bennett. How truly sad is that!

Anonymous said...

Cythnia Mota for Mayor.
Ernie Atiyeh for Mayor
Joe Davis for Mayor
Julio Guridy for Mayor
Sam Bennett for Mayor
Goeff Brace for Mayor
Dan McCarthy for Mayor
Ray O'Connell for Mayor
Darryl Hendricks for Mayor
Charles Tiel for Mayor
Jennifer Mann for Mayor
David Jones for Mayor
Roger MacLean for Mayor

Anonymous said...

"Jennifer Mann for Mayor"

Serious or not on your part but that may be the safe bet. The money boys love her and she loves to play the Paylowski political game.

She has always been politically ambitious. Could be???

Anonymous said...

Mann has no interest in working that hard for the $$$ return.
Get real.

David Diano said...

Um... how come no one here mentioned Michael Donovan, the man who got 40% of the vote against the Big Paw, despite running as an Independent and Hizzoner running on BOTH D and R tickets?

Anonymous said...

Mann is about power as much as money. It is her thing.

Why do you think Cunningham gave up a six figure salary with Rendell to become a county executive at half the pay, not for love of county.

If you don't understand that, you don't understand pols like Mann.

Someone threw out the name of Schlossberg. Who knows. I am sure it will be some carpetbagger.

michael molovinsky said...

david at 10:10, donovan told me that he will not run again.

Anonymous said...

Sam Bennett as mayor? That would be great for city soccer programs!

Anonymous said...

She does prove the old adage,"its who you blow not who you know"

Anonymous said...

Sam who?

Anonymous said...

Sam Bennett. A wonderful woman whose heart is the city. Allentown should give her chance. 3 times a charm.!