I just received this email anonymously, and thought I would share it. Lou’s propaganda machine is running, and Pepitone and Thompson should be ashamed of allowing this filth to be perpetrated on county voters. Joe and Nelson, if you admit to reading this, you need to come out publicly and #1 – publicly excoriate Jannarone and Lou for that tasteless stunt that was disguised as a “press conference” last week; and #2 publicly apologize for this insidious crap that you are violating people’s homes with in the form of a “poll”.
Thought that I would send this to you as an FYI.
I received a very interesting phone call today. Caller ID indicated that the call was coming from Florida and the caller stated that she was taking a political survey involving the Cumberland County area.
She asked if I supported several candidates, mispronouncing several names in the process. It struck me as strange that the first name was Jen Jennaroni (her pronunciation), it was strange to me since to my knowledge she is not currently running for any position.
She proceeded to ask if I supported Nelson “Thomas”, Joe “Pippitoni”, Carl “Kristen”, Sam Fiocchi, and Stephen Sweeney.
I was asked if I was Democrat, Republican or Independent.
It was obvious that the “survey” was financed by the Democrats since she then asked my opinion on statements made by Thompson and Pepitone. The statements concerned the Veteran’s Chapel, the dedication of Pepitone and Thompson in cutting taxes and holding the budget by regretfully laying off 40 county workers.
As for the Republicans she asked me if I was concerned that Carl Kirstein, as Mayor of Upper Deerfield, abolished the police department which placed a strain on the State Police, and that the taxpayers in Upper Deerfield do not pay money to finance the State Police.
She also asked me if I was offended that Carl Kirstein used his position to extend water or sewer (I don’t recall which service she cited) lines to his property, at a cost of a million dollars to the taxpayers.
She then went after Bob “Gerko” (her pronunciation. She asked me if I was concerned that Mr. Greco had been charged (she may have also said convicted) of Aggravated Assault when he attacked his wife with a aluminum broom handle and threatened her by pointing a 12 gauge shotgun at her.
I do not agree that this was a survey, in my opinion it was more of a phone call supporting the Democrats and bragging about their accomplishments. Nothing positive was said about any Republican candidate and more importantly no question was asked that could have been interpreted as critical of the Democrats.
She also asked me if I was planning on supporting the Ds or the Rs on election day. She asked me this question at the beginning of the “survey”, in the middle and again at the end. I would assume that this was done to determine if I had changed my mind about how I was going to vote.
By the way, when asked about my political preference I admitted readily that I am a registered Democrat who is voting straight Republican.