So, how about that Omar? You watch the October council meeting? There you got to observe another professional 4 times councilman, 2 times council president proclamation by a down-to-earth, educated, soft-demeanor man. NOT!
One would have to be completely stupid, shortsighted, and / or terribly ignorant to think he had the right to speak on the subject he tried to argue at the time he tried to argue it. He knew he was wrong. And if he didn’t, he’d be even more pathetic then he already is.
Here is a man trying to run for office again (same $hithead, different day) supposedly knowing full well the rules with all of his professed past experience, deciding that the best way to get votes is to cause an outburst so as to look like the great defender.
The truth is that Mr. Rodriquez wanted one last TV freebee and would be damned if he didn’t get that exposure before Election Day, no matter what. Apparently even while looking like an absolute fool!
Mr. Rodriquez has proven over the past months that he is exactly the type of councilman you don’t want. Unless of course you’d prefer the mayor and council to go back in history to when they were forced to fight Mr. Rodriquez in court as much as every month at meetings. The present council, although not on the same page with the mayor as he’d like you to believe, are working together in a civil manner. Mr. Rodriquez would be a monkey wrench that would need constant grease to keep him civil and in-check. Obviously the two Democratic incumbents running for office know enough to stay away from this troublemaker by not including him on their ticket. Omar’s signs are Hugh with a very large picture of his inflated head. Headlights coming around a corner and hitting that sign can be very disturbing, even dangerous, to say the least!!
But so far they say he is doing rather well with backers. This can probably be attributed to Mayor White being his primary backer. Why would the beloved Mr. White want to associate himself with this 4 times councilman, 2 times council president is beyond me. However, White has said many times right after he was elected that he owes Omar for his win. So I guess the mayor’s backing is just a political favor having nothing to do with him believing Omar has any particular virtue or talent. Therefore it would be safe to say the mayor isn’t considering the ramifications to the township and its residents either. Obviously the mayor is considering only one thing right now and that’s getting his inner circle, his son, Robinson, Gierek, and Omar, into office.
Did you also happen to notice that the mayor practically took all the credit for getting the Anti-Nepotism Ordinance passed? Politically that was a smart thing to do considering most residents would be totally unaware that it was Councilwoman Karen D’Arminio who got the necessary votes. Cimiluca and D’Arminio were always in favor of getting it pasted. And if you remember, after Chief Kugler made a plea at a past council meeting to NOT pass the ordinance, an insubordination that was left unchecked by the mayor, the mayor stated in a newspaper that whether to apply this ordinance to the police department would be a consideration for the future. This bit of wiggle room is not what Karen D’Arminio nor Todd Accomando promised during their campaign. Now, with the passage of this Ordinance, anti-nepotism can be applied to EVERY department head without bias interfering or only one person having the authority to enforce it. It’s now a law which applies to everyone employed, equally with no Executive Order introducing extenuating circumstances.
Kudos to Mrs. D’Arminio as well as the rest of the council for seeing the potential jeopardy involved in an executive order and putting into place a completely fair and equitable remedy.