Always a Morris connection

You catch the story about the resignation of Harold Raveche, the president of Stevens Instutute of Technology after the school was sued by the state last year for fiscal mismanagement.

Raveche and his wife have been steady political contributors to many state politicians, including Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-Harding.

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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.

11 Responses to Always a Morris connection

  1. P says:

    “Stories” like this one just provide further proof that you have a real hard-on for Rodney.

    If you look at Mr. Raveche’s political contributions – http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/harold-raveche.asp?cycle=08, you can see that he just liked spreading the money around. The only person who didn’t get his money was Corzine!

    Not sure why singling Rodney out for something one of his many donors did is worthy of a specific blog. If you had an item where it looked like there was a quid pro quo, it might be newsworthy.

    This is just a lame attempt to connect an honest guy to a real crook.

  2. Ed Ramirez says:

    Fred

    This item is really funny, lets play a game and name all the people now in jail that have contributed heavely to Democrats in the past. Oh I am sorry the DR is now longer big enough to do that.

  3. The point is that Rodney is OUR congressman, so he is one we cover more than anyone else …
    And by the way, there is much quid pro quo, you just need to check Rodney’s earmarks

  4. P says:

    . . and Bob Menendez and Frank Lautenberg are our US Senators, and it looks like they’ve received as much if not more from Raveche as Rodney, but I don’t see their names mentioned – http://www.legistorm.com/earmarks/details/organization/176/Stevens_Institute_of_Technology/page/1/sort/amount/type/desc/year/all.html

    And Rodney does list all his earmarks on his website so they would hardly be quid pro quo in the classic sense since you’d really want to hide any direct payoffs – http://frelinghuysen.house.gov/services/?subSec=43 (scroll down to Stevens, recipients are listed alphabetically).

    I’d prefer that if you were going to make a charge, you actually make a case, however weak, rather than just infer that Rodney is a crook.

  5. Telling The Truth says:

    P – Fred implied that Rodney was a crook. He did not infer it.

  6. P says:

    Oops, it’s what I inferred from what he implied! Either way, still a low blow.

    For all who care – http://grammartips.homestead.com/imply.html

  7. P says:

    P.S. If you want to ask Rodney about this, or anything else, he’ll be in Hanover on Saturday (1/23) morning.

    http://frelinghuysen.house.gov//newsroom/index.cfm?id=458

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Hanover Township
    Whippany Park High School
    165 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981

  8. Not a low blow at all … It’s known as reporting a local connection to a statewide story.

  9. P says:

    Then make a specific charge, and don’t just say “there is much quid pro quo.” What is it?

    And speaking of crooks, here’s one who finally will pay the full price for his larceny – http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/01/imprisoned_ex-nj_sen_wayne_bry.html

    Unfortunately, most of the other political crooks who went to jail recently didn’t have their underlings working for them so their pensions may be safe.

  10. ChubbyPaul says:

    Fred, you are losing fans on this blog! Maybe you should take the clue.

  11. ChubbyPaul says:

    Fred, what did you do before you started covering politics for the Daily Record? I’m just curious.

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