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.