A Guest Blogger, who asked that his name be withheld (so he doesn't lose his patronage job at Town Hall), chimes in on the Peterson bid to unseat Tom Suozzi.
Why I'm Voting For Greg Peterson
I am voting for Greg Peterson on November 8th because he is going to preserve Nassau’s beauty and not turn the County into a sixth borough like Tom Suozzi is doing. In fact, I think I am going to volunteer for the Peterson campaign. Even though I work for the Town of Hempstead and my 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. job (including one hour for lunch, sometimes two, but only during "March Madness") keeps me extremely busy during the week, I should be able to squeeze some time in to volunteer. I think I’ll take a stroll over to the Peterson campaign headquarters and sign up. TIME TO GET MY CAMPAIGN ON!!
Hmmm….the Peterson headquarters is located on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, not exactly the best place to be running a “Preserving Nassau’s Beauty” platform. Wow! Look at the size of the nice yellow plastic sign on the sidewalk! (Pay no attention to the garbage bag at the base of the speed limit sign.) Mr. Peterson really must have worked cooperatively with the Town of Hempstead to get that zoning variance (Who'd think his campaign headquarters would have a code violation right outside its door, and with Peterson's name on it, no less? No way! Must have been put there by a Suozzi supporter!).
Oh no!! It appears the headquarters is closed. I don’t see anyone in there. Strange, you’d think with only 62 days left to the election that they might be working a little harder. Maybe Mr. Peterson has a killer campaign strategy up his sleeve to convince everyone to vote for him and is going to unleash it on an unsuspecting Suozzi campaign after Labor Day. They sure are doing a good job keeping it under wraps. The front door is locked, maybe the back entrance is open.
This headquarters is a little odd. There seems to be a lot trash around here. Maybe that shirt on the ground belonged to some Peterson volunteer who put it over a puddle so that when Ms. Murray comes to visit, she won't have to step in the water. I’m not sure how to explain that empty pack of Parliament on the ground, though. Probably some Democrat who wants to turn Nassau into the sixth borough threw it there (maybe Suozzi himself!). This can’t just be trash lying around, I mean, Mr. Peterson is promising to “Preserve Nassau’s Beauty.” I think the back door is right around the corner here.
Whoa! Holy mother of Jesus! What is this heaping pile of trash? I can forgive the shirt and the empty cigarette box; but hasn’t anyone in the Peterson headquarters heard about a novel concept called “the trash bag?” This can’t be good. What if some people get the impression that Mr. Peterson doesn’t care about preserving Nassau’s beauty? That might lead one logically to ask, “If Mr. Peterson doesn’t even care how his campaign headquarters look, how could he possibly care about what Nassau County looks like?”
Wait a minute, is that an empty Corona bottle? Listen, I have no quarrel with people who like to have a few pops on the job. I mean, I work at the Town of Hempstead for crying out loud! But if you are going to sauce on the clock, at least be drinking something from the good ol’ USA. Have we red-blooded Republicans of Nassau County sunk so low as to now outsource our beer purchasing to Mexico? Where’s the Schlitz, Greg?
What in the name of all that is sweet and holy are all these doing here? There are more trailers here than a BJ & the Bear reunion. This looks like the mother of all code violations. You know, I was in Garden City yesterday and didn’t see a single one of these anywhere. Come to think of it, I was in Rockville Centre last week and didn’t see any there either. That’s strange because one might get the impression that a double standard exists. That could lead one logically to ask “Why is it that what is not permitted in Garden City or Rockville Centre is allowed in other places like West Hempstead, Franklin Square and Elmont?”
You know, I am becoming rather disillusioned here. I see the sign in the Peterson headquarters that says “Greg Peterson, Preserving Nassau’s Beauty,” but yet I look at his headquarters and I see a filthy pigsty with code violations all over the place. I don’t get it. My head! Too many questions. Is Peterson not telling the truth about wanting to preserve Nassau’s beauty? Does he just not care what his campaign headquarters look like? If he doesn’t care, shouldn’t he? Do the people who work at the Peterson campaign headquarters simply accept what their surroundings look like? Don’t they notice the trash and filth? If not, shouldn’t that be worrisome? Is the lack of awareness representative of the candidate they support?
Should I be voting for Greg Peterson?