Judging from her opinion piece in today’s Cumberland News, it appears as if Jane Jannarone is crashing and burning, and trying to take down her political foes on her way out.
She once again has become a champion of victims of domestic violence, but uses good newspaper space to mainly go after Republican County Chairman Greco and his supporters. Now if she really cared about domestic violence, why not take the opportunity to educate readers about its prevalence in the county, resources for victims, etc?
What she claims is not a political rant is clearly a political rant. The lady does indeed protest too much.
But why, at this time, does Jane’s head pop above ground like some wakening groundhog? It is beyond belief that she is electable. My take is that she knows she is on her way out, and is dishing out some political payback, perhaps at the behest of her mentor, Lou Magazzu.
On the other hand, one might argue that she is delusional, and believes posing as the county’s Angel of Domestic Violence will make her electable. She may figure that if voters were stupid enough to elect her once, they may be stupid enough not to see that she is using the domestic violence issue for political ends.
On the third hand — and there are always alternative explanations — perhaps she is more personally involved in the domestic violence issue than we credit. As I understand it, Jane, the consummate mudslinger (after Lou), could have a great deal of mud slung back if her personal circumstances were made a matter of public speculation. But it seems as if the Republicans have been too civil to fire back.