Michael A Snover is many things. He's a well-regarded local attorney with an active practice. He's an effective assistant NorCo solicitor with a knack for winning workers' compensation cases. Under most circumstances, he's one of the most pleasant fellows you'd ever want to meet. He's so nice he even let me shit in his house, though I had to use a bathroom. Not any bathroom, either, but some special bathroom for Democrats that nearly sucked me into the Delaware when I flushed. But nice though he may be,he's really pissed. And it's at NorCo Council VP Glenn Geissinger.
I told you on Monday how Geissinger basically betrayed Lee Snover in the vote for GOP state chair on Saturday She's the NorCo party chair and is Michael's wife. The NorCo Executive Committee, by voice vote, endorsed Lawreence Tabas. The state committee members from NorCo, with the exception of Peg Ferraro, were supposed to support him. Peg was excused because she had declared early in the process that she was voting for Val DiGiorgio.
Geissinger defied the county party. And according to Lee, he broke his word to her that he would vote for Tabas, a word that was given in her husband's presence.
On Facebook, the normally mild-mannered Snover had this to say about (and to) Geissinger: "Glenn, you don't get it, and apparently will never get it. I would not vote for you as dog catcher at this point."
And this: "It's not all about money which you apparently think it is. Did you not notice that despite your money you lost miserably to Matt Connolly?" (That as in last year's Congressional primary).
And this: "We in this country are sick of self-centered politicians and people who look on public service as their own 'opportunity' as you told me that day was the reason why you were running."
I think it's safe to say that Geissinger, who presumably plans to seek a second term on county council so he can run for Congress again, is in some deep shit. As a Democrat, I don't care who Republicans pick to lead their party. That is their call. But I do care when a member of county council appears to have broken his word. I do care when that same member of Council is rather effectively painted as an opportunist.
Could this be a big misunderstanding? I expect to get Geissinger's side of the story later this week. Though he is very condescending to others, he has always been honest with me. But so have the Snovers. He is a deeply religious person. But so are the Snovers.