Croton Republican candidates for mayor and trustee played fast and loose with their presentations during Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters debate at the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building. Try these on for size:
It may be an effective sales tactic for Susan Konig while on the air at Sirius Radio with husband Dave, but to plug her book during a candidate debate was shameful—not funny.
When Neil Haber asked the trustee candidates “What specific ideas or proposals do you have to increase the non-residential tax base of the village of Croton?”, candidate Konig said “Well, that’s a good question. Um, I don’t know, Neil, just to be perfectly honest with you if I have um, plans to increase that tax base.” Candidate Brennan said, “That’s a very good question, Mr. Haber. Okay? And there isn’t a lot of answers to that question. Okay? But I can give you a couple synopses about the way I feel about that. I think our candidates probably have some good answers to that question. And one of them would probably be maybe some type of ah, situation down at the train station where maybe some type of low income housing or some kind of shops would be put in down there for some type of tax base.”
Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt, it was Elmer Fudd not Bugs Bunny who would have said “Wailwoads of Mass Destwuction”. Your punishment is to watch 24 hours of Loony Tunes without a bathroom break.
Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt, repeat after me. Say it again and again. Crotonblog is not a chat room. If you call Crotonblog a chatroom again, we’ll make you write “A blog is a blog” one hundred times on the blackboard.
You lied when you predicted that 30,000 trucks would clog the streets of Croton—that would be one truck every 4 minutes of every work day. No facility could handle that many trucks. We challenge you to show the public how you came up with that phony number.
Paralleling the Bush administration’s use of Weapons of Mass Destruction to justify an unprovoked attack on Iraq, local Republican candidates have stolen a page from the party’s playbook and continue to harp on a single issue, 1A Croton Point Avenue. Sorry, folks. It worked once—but we’re not falling for this tactic a second time. Go peddle your lies elsewhere.
It was stupid of you mayor to expect both Metro North and Hudson National Golf Course to pay sewer rents when their water usage doesn’t wind up in Croton’s sewers.
Download this video clip of “Seven Goofs in 90 Minutes Set New Record in LWV Debate” to your video iPod (how to guide).