Eating and politics in Parsippany

Monday night was the Taste of Parsippany _ an evening in which restaurants in town offer a taste of their cuisine. It happened at the Sheraton Hotel.

Both mayoral candidates were on hand, as was to be expected.

The main issue, Democratic incumbent Michael Luther said, is taxes.

“The problem is providing the services while not increasing the costs,” he said.

Republican Jamie Barberio said he’s been going door to door and that the people want a change.

There are more Republicans in town than Democrats, which prompted Luther to say, “You always run as an underdog.”

One difference this year is that the GOP candidate is not Rosemarie Agostini, who split the party the last four mayoral election cycles.

“It’s nice to have a united party behind you,” Barberio said.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to Eating and politics in Parsippany

  1. SolomonDrek says:

    It’s very difficult to avoid making a wisecrack about Chris Christie in a post entitled “Eating and politics”.

  2. patsy from 23rd street says:

    ok, ok, all i’m reading on this and other spectrums of political opinion sites are slurs, innuendos and double entendres in regards to Chris Christie’s weight. There is no reason to list them, as you all know what i’m talking about. In particular I want to take issue with the phase “Chris Christie throws his weight around” and those with similar meanings. Now bear with me because the way i see things has always been off its axis due to the use a botanical substance during the 60’s and 70’s . To date, Christie has spent $5.4 million, his weight is 364 pounds. Corzine has spent $16.8 million, his weight is 200 pounds. In comparison Christie has spent $14,794 per pound of his weight on the campaign. Corzine has spent a whopping $84,000 per pound of his weight on the campaign. From where i stand its Hoboken Jon Corzine that has thrown his weight around.

  3. P says:

    If Corzine has his way, the election will be decided by mammograms and waistlines!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/nyregion/08fat.html?hp

    Is this a great state of what?!

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