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May 26, 2008

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The Blame Game

This is so typical of young, liberal politicians. No personal responsibility. It's always someone else's fault. And everything needs to be fixed by the court. In my opinion, regardless of whether you agree with Sciortino's politics or not, he didn't submit his papers and that's the end of the story. I think that the statments he has reportedly made regarding theft, and naming Bob Trane specifically, border on libel. By the way, who was paying Carl's salary during those entire days he spent searching for the papers......you guess it - we did!!

BLAMETASTIC

Maybe it's ... THE REVENGE OF CIAMPA!

WRITE-IN CAMPAIGNS FOR ALL!

No way

Blame game is right - Carl has behaved disgracefully throughout this episode. Alluding that Bob Trane stole his nomination papers is slander - and Carl should be ashamed of himself.

He alone - not Trane, not the Secretary of State - and not even his dog - is to blame for this. Grow up Carl and start taking responsibility for your actions.

highlander

He reports them stolen two weeks after they go missing and then he files a police report that they are stolen. I am gald the Judge saw this for what it was.

Will he be charged with filing a false police report?

Prince Carl no More

A simplistic process Prince Carl screws up.
Ooooh boy, are we lucky this was not an important piece of legislation he was trying to pass. I can see him now "But Mista Speakah, it was stolen. We do not need documentation, the real people may want to read it, and then I can not take care of my special interest groups" Do we really want this guy to repesent us in the state house???

Tricky

Smoke must be coming out of Boss Hogg's ears, trying to figure out how he's going to get a piece and a half of the new Mashantucket/Pequot Good Times Casino over the Green Line Maintenance facility at Yard 8.

Cambriville News take note. I smell something good cookin' up in the kitchen today...

no stickers

I am pleased to hear the judges opinion on this case. I believe Sciortino, or staffer, was negligent in this matter and is finger pointing to make a silly argument. I am not a progressive or supporter but respect the way Carl handled bussiness during his four years in office. His behavior (playing the blame game)has tarnished any respect I had for him. He should not wage a sticker campaign because it is impossible for him to win, unless Trane has been convicted of some felonies not yet know to the public. Thanks for the dedicated service but you are leaving office without dignity.

PS

I recall the Sciortino campaign asserting that Vinnie Ciampa was a career politician and needed to leave office. Stop this charade and prove to the people that you are not what you accused Vinnie Ciampa of being, "a career politician."

Tricky

Cambriville News article forthcoming this evening, hopefully. I'm still trying to get quotes from Danish Pastry House baristas and Bill Roche's dog.

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Question for Ron: how many votes would Sciortino need as a write-in for a third party to qualify for the general election in the fall?

Let's say the Green Party drafts Carl, and run a write-in campaign to get him on the (printed) ballot in the general election as a Green. How many die-hard Carlitos would need to turn out and vote? (Keeping in mind they may have to re-register as Greens, or independents?)

Just wondering, before Bob Trane fills out the rest of his State House staff...

Ron Newman

How to Run for Office as a Sticker or Write-in Candidate

"To be nominated in a primary if no candidate’s name is printed on the ballot you must receive a number of write-in votes at least equal to the number of signatures which would have been required on nomination papers to place your name on the ballot for that primary. Of course, you must also receive more votes than any other candidate for the nomination. If you win the primary, you must file a written acceptance of the nomination within six days after a local primary with the city or town clerk and within thirteen days after a state primary with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. For a state primary, you must also file a receipt from the State Ethics Commission showing that you have filed a statement of financial interest. "

So that means 150 votes. It's not clear to me whether the write-in candidate is required to be registered as a member of that party (and if so, for how long).

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