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Friday, August 31, 2012

Mayor loses competition with Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry's performance was odd, to say the least.

Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs held her second community forum last night, but evidently lost out to Clint Eastwood and Romney's wrap of the GOP Convention (there were fewer than a dozen cars in the lot when I went by).

By late afternoon, the folks at WNYC had doped out that Clint Eastwood, the famed 'Dirty Harry', was the likely 'surprise' speaker scheduled for the final evening of the GOP Convention.

Eastwood's delivery was rambling, quirky, off-topic and eccentric in the extreme. Romney folks looked painfully embarrassed. (One wag quipped 'looking like the mother of the bride suffering the toast of a drunken guest at the wedding reception'.)

Yet somehow, it all felt familiar.

As though we had seen many dress rehearsals of the routine here in Plainfield.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

It seems that Romney has taken a page from our mayor's election book. That's food for Democrats, as our mayor is notorious for making bad decisions. I hope she keeps doing it until she is voted out of office next year.

Anonymous said...

You know we have to give the mayor an "A" for trying. She made herself available. She was there. Whose fault is it that people did not show up to ask her about crime or redevelopment or salary contracts or layoffs? We get the government we deserve.

Anonymous said...

Romney had Eastwood, a legend. The Mayor had Sharpton, who makes his living off race baiting. Hardly the same book Bob.