Barack Obama’s reaction to the closing night on the Republican National Convention was a tweet at 12:23 am that said This seat’s taken and included a photo of the president sitting with his back to the camera apparently at a meeting in the White House.
I didn’t take it that way. I read it as an arrogant and off handed dismissal of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech and the case Romney made for his candidacy.
Either way the president’s tweet is offensive and beneath the dignity of the office.
Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention 2012 | 23 Comments »
You don’t know who Mitt Romney is. Tonight you can find out. If you have not been watching the Republican National Convention, you want to tonight.
The RNC has been sending the prepared remarks of all the speakers to MMM. They are embargoed until delivery so I can’t publish them yet, but I can tell you that tonight’s speakers are special. They’ve seen a side a Mitt Romney you want to know.
The rap on Romney is that he is stiff. A heartless executive. That he is awkward and reserved in revealing himself. That he doesn’t connect with people.
I’m a political junkie. I don’t recall any politician revealing themselves the way Mitt Romney will be revealed tonight, through the voices of people he’s connected with.
You will hear from people that Romney was a ministier to while pastor of his church. You’ll hear from his assistant pastor. You’ll hear from his career “wing-man.” You’ll hear from the founder of Staples. You’ll hear from an employee of a company that Mitt Romney turned around. You’ll hear from the woman who recruited Romney to run for governor of Massachusetts. You’ll meet the liberal Democrat who was his Secretary of Workforce Development.
Watch tonight.Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Mitt Romney, Republcan National Convention 2012 | Tags: Mitt Romney, Republican National Convention | 9 Comments »
Sister Elizabeth Garvey, the Executive Director of the Bayshore Senior Center in Keansburg passed away on Monday. She was 82 years old.
Sr. Elizabeth was a graduate of Red Catholic High School and Georgian Court University where she earned an MA in Education. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1950. Following a 28 year ministry in education she devoted the last 31 years to serving the senior citizens of Monmouth County’s bayshore.
Her love, compassion and commitment had a profound and positive impact on the lives she touched. Sr. Elizabeth inspired love, compassion and commitment in others.
Victor Scudiery, Chairman of the Senior Center’s Board, struggled for words to describe his loss. “She was a good friends and I loved her dearly. We worked together through some very tough times.”
John McCarthy, a Hazlet business owner who also serves on the board said Sr. Elizabeth was ” a beautiful beautiful person with a spine of steel. She never gave up. When she walked into a room she commanded the presence of everyone there.”
Senator Joe Kyrillos said, “Susan and I loved and respected Sister Garvey and will miss her very much. She touched many loves in our community and was a speical person, a force for good. May God bless her.”
Visitation is until 7PM this evening at St. Ann Church in Keansburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation.Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Bayshore Senior Center, John McCarthy, Keansburg, Sister Elizabeth Garvey, Vic Scudiery | 2 Comments »