Same as the Old Cumberland County Democratic Party! On July 24, I wrote about the CCDO’s push to bring in new membership, and to lure in some of the people that abandoned the sinking ship. Many devoted Democrats rejected Lou’s style leadership, and the direction the party was taking the county. The brochure was mass-mailed to county Democrats (except that Mark Krull and Linda Forbes didn’t get one), and mentioned making “a positive impact in your community”. However, the current leadership of Bob Balicki and Doug Long appear to be more than happy to cover up past sins and continue with business as usual.
From AP on August 2nd, 2011:
“Cumberland County Democratic Party co-chairman Doug Long saying the pictures were private and shouldn’t have a bearing on Magazzu’s political life.” “Personally, I don’t think it’s unethical at all,” Long said. “He didn’t lie or try to hurt anybody, and it didn’t affect his ability as a freeholder.”
And from a Courier Post article:
“Nobody has even made an ethics complaint against him,” (Bob) Balicki said. “I was thinking if someone did, it should go through the process. I’m not happy he resigned. He is good at what he does and it is a private matter. I feel bad for his family and friends.”
I guess Balicki’s never read the Watch. His statement is a corruption of the truth, a playing with facts. Lou Magazzu has been the focus of an intensive investigation by the state Attorney General, and the FBI. Complaints have been filed against Lou – I know because I am one of several people that filed said complaints. And these complaints have nothing to do with him sending pictures of his private parts over the internet.
The complaints, in fact, have caused Senate President Stephen Sweeney to have to pay a $5,000 fine to ELEC for the illegal donation to Lou Magazzu’s fake NACo “PAC”.
Yep – it seems the new leadership of the CCDO is as corrupt and willfully blind as the previous leadership.