Friday, November 06, 2009

Maloney Concedes Election

 
WHEC-TV reports that Dan Maloney conceded the Greece Supervisor's race today. The Election Commissioner canvassed the voting machines and confirmed that the tallies matched the voting papers.

YNN reports "Auberger told Maloney that he showed a lot of class to call and offer his congratulations. Maloney said the supervisor was a real gentleman."
 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

in this morning's D and C Maloney says he will continue to speak out at the board meetings.
When did he start speaking out? The only pereson form the dems I heard speak out much was Joe?

I never hears him at these meetings.
I have the impression the democrats are afraid and unwilling to speak at these meetings lest they make a "mistake" That's the problem with democrats you can't energize your supporters if you don't bother to speak out.

SCATS said...

To 9:19AM ~~ I've seen him speak out. I saw Joe speak out more often. Never is a very long time ...

PS ~~ I'm not a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that since there is a term limit on the supervisor of 4 terms that Slim cannot take the post consecutively in 2013? Or is he the exception that is spoken of in legend but not in print?
If he cannot or will not run again you can be sure that one of the town board ward reps will take over in his last 6 months so he/she can be an incumbent and run for supervisor.
But by that time we will have forgotten.

SCATS said...

To 10:35AM ~~ All I can tell you is what is posted on the Town's website: "The Supervisor of the Town is the presiding member of the Town Board, is elected for a term of four years and is eligible to succeed himself. In addition to the Supervisor, there are four members of the Town Board who are elected for two year terms with term limits of 5 consecutive 2 year terms. The Supervisor is elected at large and each council member is elected from one of four districts."

There is NO MENTION of term limits related to the Supervisor's position.

Anonymous said...

I had the impression that the term limit thing was passed after Auberger took office and thus does not apply to him. Is that correct?

SCATS said...

To 12:32PM ~~ Some have asserted that on here. I'm disappointed that our long wait for an "improved" website fall short of expectations on so many levels, including this topic.

Anonymous said...

Maloney should try for a board seat in two years so he can foster some trust before the next supervisor election.

Anonymous said...

Anyone catch the reporting on today's d & c (Sunday) on the democrats. Morelle sound like a lost little kid and no seems willing to speak against him in public.

I found the article on the Greece Democrat odd. IT give the impression that they are rally okay with this loss.

I think if you asked other democrats in Greece you would not get such a philosophical response.

I'm not even sure if that is the view the participants in the interview hold.
It seems more like an interpretation on the part of the writer than a real portrayal of a more complicated situation
Any thoughts out there.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe these Democrats!!!Joe, as always, tells it like it is. Can you imagine Democratic Leader, Jo Meleca saying publicly that the Democrats did Greece a favor by losing. That is without a doubt the worst spin I have ever heard as she and her great slate of candidates got their butts kicked in the process, losing an election that they had in the bag for over a year and was being handed to them on a silver platter. What a joke she and the people who make up what is referred to as the Greece Democratic Committee are.

A loss is a loss, by 1000 votes or 1 vote, close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes.

Anonymous said...

7:04
Great idea and we will see if he is interested in serving as a board member or if he has the ego of a politician and will wait for the next supervisor race. Of course if he lost at the board level that would be destructive for his chance at the supervisor race. Maybe pigs will fly and the republicans will have dissent in the ranks and there will be real primaries for the candidates for the board in 2 years. Or the dems will have a primary with a choice.
Another strategy would be to make sure that the conservatives get disenchanted with the republicans and put up their own candidate. Or a right to life candidate that would be supported by church people. That would ensure a democrat win. How to do that? Any ideas?
And thanks to that writer that informed us about the tie of the working party line with ACORN. I did not make that connection until after that blog comment. Maybe the democrats should stay away from that party. Let Working People Party keep their endorsement.
BTW when I voted it was for change. There will be no change which means the party in power is SMUG and will continue freely being corrupt. And why not. They won. Slim victory but that gives him 4 more years. 400 votes for 4 more years. Sad but true.
And no matter how the democrats spin it they had to try harder as a party and a team. They lost terribly because they all lost. Candidates tried on their own to make a difference with town meetings and walking door to door but political parties exist for a reason. Many hands make light work. The democratic party does not really care about Monroe county and for sure not about Greece.