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Here’s The Scoop…HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE…Part 7

HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE and BEYOND….

GOING OFF MESSAGE

You name it….the VFD …..the fire assessment…..and fire protection…….the BTSTimes political moves….even if it “undermined” the CIC candidates…and their campaign ….a different day…a different “angle”….from the M & Ms and eventually the Fs….and their “Messengers”….

When dealing with the fire assessment…the question arose of a “sliding scale” being addressed at the meetings with Burton and Associates … or so it appeared …to a resident of Sea Ranch Club…who called McIntee and Silvertone to discuss it….unhappy with what he was heard…. the resident collected over 500 petition signatures…and then endured the “insulting” assertion by McIntee from the dais…that the resident was “duped” and “scared” by the Future’s paper…..taking no responsibility….for the role he and Silverstone played prior to the petition….

The resident sat forward in his chair….informing this writer…McIntee was “full of it”…he had done his homework…heard the Commissioners and moved forward due to their responses…not the Futures…. he was not “duped” or a victim of “scare tactics”….he was hopping mad….at them…and warned them of the consequences if a set assessment was not instituted….

An in-house uproar over the differing views on fire protection…represented in the candidate’s ads ….their answers to the press….and in campaign materials…with Dodd …. Clottey…and Wick… declaring that the VFD…. could be ….”in partnership with”….. “in conjunction with”….professional fire services… (appearing in the Sentinel and other press….all done without MacMillan’s sanctioning)…… threats of pulling the VFD backing for at least two of the candidates … came back from McIntee…..as he proceeded to top it off with trying to mount an 11th hour “hair brained scheme”…for fire protection….that brought the candidates to the brink…. to finally say…. “enough!”……..Seeing how “crazy” it would appear to the voters that the candidates “suddenly came up with this plan…at this late date”….

The BTSTimes article claiming the “deal” made for Mayor Parker to become Town Attorney with the Old Guard…. sucked the oxygen out of the room for the candidates…….no matter that MacMillan insisted it would “seal the deal” to win this election….Dodd and Clottey knew it could hurt them big time…..what a “blunder” it was to publish it….using information provided it was said from a former politician…digging so far back to find the “proof” of this “BIG SCOOP”………that looked like an act of desperation!…

It turned the voters off…and gave Parker the “stage” to demand a retraction….to explain himself… how long ago it was written…..to allow the OG candidates the floor to dispute it…leaving the CIC candidates with a “black eye” to boot….

At least it wasn’t followed up by the notorious BTSTimes Palm Club Entry on the front cover of the final candidate’s edition….(previous post)…proposed by the same bunch and stopped by all three candidates themselves……..who were paying for the entire publication…… that would have definitely changed the outcome of this election!

BCbythesea…next election…

The OG only has to hope that the M & Ms & Fs…and their “Messengers”…continue on this path they are on… do more of the same…with no one to stop them…remain politically “tone deaf”…… to safely be installed as the OG majority once more….in 2010!

more to come…..

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