Nothing says that …..

in politics you have to hate the opposition. Of course, it seems like that sometime.

So, credit should go to state Sen. Bill Baroni of Mercer who showed up Monday night at a Republican party for departing convention delegates in Morristown.

While speaking about the ongoing Democratic convention, Baroni mentioned that Sen. Ted Kennedy would be speaking. He then said he was a man “we should pray for.” Kennedy is combating brain cancer.

Good for Baroni to put simple humanity ahead of politics.


Party time

Democrats are gathering in Denver this weekend in preparation for their convention, which also tends to be a great big party …

On the homefront, Morris County Democrats plan to meet at a private home in Parsippany next Thursday night to cheer on Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.

Republicans don’t convene until the following week, but that’s not going to stop them from partying. Chairman John Sette says the county GOP plans a send-off for those attending the party convention this Monday evening at the Famished Frog in Morristown.

Not good news for Dick Zimmer


Republican prospects in U.S. Senate races this November grew grimmer Friday, as the head of the party’s campaign arm announced he must reduce its budget because GOP senators are raising too little money. “I recently challenged my colleagues to step up to the plate and help me provide the resources our candidates need to compete in races across the country,” Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said in a statement. “It has become clear that my call has gone largely unanswered…. “I have had no choice but to decrease the total budget” for running ad campaigns on behalf of GOP Senate candidates, Ensign said. The announcement highlights the chances that better-financed Democrats will expand their 51-seat majority in the Senate. It would take nine victories for Democrats to reach a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority, a goal their campaign team is calling very difficult, but not impossible. Ensign had conceded earlier that the GOP will lose two to four seats. The National Republican Senatorial Committee that he chairs has about $25 million cash on-hand, compared with nearly $43 million for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Good for Mike dePierro

It’s great to see Parsippany councilman Mike dePierro come out in opposition to proposed red light cameras at selected intersections.

One gets the feeling that opposition to this idea is growing. I certainly hope sp.

Let’s not have a private company that gets a cut of ticket revenue recommending who should get tickets in Parsippany.

He moves fast

You see that Mario Cardinale will now become the school superintendent in Butler.

Let’s see, Cardinale was in Boonton as superintendent for about three years. He left abruptly in the spring of 2007 for the West Essex Regional District, where he will stay not much more than a year.

Now, he’s moving on again.

Three school districts in two years! You can’t get around much faster than that.

It's been awhile

After not blogging for awhile — primarily because I don’t like the new set-up — I have decided to give it another try.

It seems encouraging to me that Mike dePierro, a Parsippany councilman, has come out in opposition to a red light camera pilot program in the township.

The last thing elected officials should support is automated spying on the public.