Municipal Chairman likens Township Committeeman to fugitive Edward Snowden
Invoking the recently deceased radio personality, Bob Grant, Manalapan Republican Chairman Steve McEnery referred to Township Committeeman Ryan Green as a “petulant pipsqueak” and likened Green to Edward Snowden at last night’s reorganization meeting.
Here are McEnery’s remarks are prepared for delivery:
A famous radio personality died recently; he was a former resident of Manalapan and worked in radio for 50 years or so. His name was Bob Grant many of you may remember him. He was a strong conservative voice, but also provided a little amusement along with his views on all things.
He had a few memorable lines that he used regularly. “Get off my radio” was one that comes to mind. Another was when he addressed someone as a “petulant pipsqueak”.
One of our Committeemen views himself as a “whistleblower”; a comrade of Ed Snowden who I and many of the people I talk with view as traitor. When the full story is known to the residents, Manalapan will know we don’t have a whistle blower.
A number of years ago Manalapan was known as a town “2 clowns and a juggler short of a circus” because of its inability to govern peacefully keeping the residents first and foremost. We have worked hard and been successful changing that opinion of Manalapan; until recently.
Now, one person who does not get his way is willing to push us backward to become that circus again. A person who would rather make threats, real and veiled; demand that he gets his way; puts his own ego ahead of the needs of the residents and now wants to be mayor. I’m glad that’s not happening.
I want to apologize to the residents for nominating a person that we believed would be a team player. I was wrong.
I want to apologize to the County residents and the Board of Chosen Freeholders for suggesting he would make a good Freeholder. His true colors came out after he failed at that endeavor. I’m grateful for that or the county could have become a circus.
I guess we don’t know until someone is tested, weather he is a team player and a person that will put the residents first and foremost, ahead of his own priorities as promised; or in the words of Bob Grant a petulant pipsqueak.
I think we now know that answer.
Green has politicized an agreement that he voted for with the Englishtown-Manalapan First Aid Squad and accused Mayor Jordan Maskowitz of violating the Open Public Records Act because he wasn’t selected mayor by his colleagues on the Township Committee.Click here for reuse options!
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