The LuLac Edition #985, Oct. 26th, 2009
CONTROLLER'S FORUM RULES
The LuLac Political Letter Controller's Forum will be held tonight at Bentley's Route 309 in Ashley from 7 to 9PM. Here are the guidelines for tonight's event:
Each candidate will then get two questions from the moderator. The questions will be asked specifically to each candidate.
After the series of questions is answered on the subject, candidates have 2 minutes rebuttal on the subject. There will be two subjects.
Candidates will then be asked 5 questions (directed at all 3) and will have 3 minutes to answer.
Candidates will then answer questions from the audience.
Closing statements. All questions have a 3 minute time limit, rebuttals 2 minutes.
If you thought the Democratic Party was reeling because of the Judicial scandals, you might want to rethink that idea. The Democrats have been having little pep rallies around the county. The turnout is strong and the passion is high. Judicial candidate Bill Amesbury hosted a “Rally The Troops” meeting at the Barney inn a few weeks ago and the attendance was high. In Swoyersville last week, over 300 party workers turned out to meet and greet the faithful. And yesterday at the Pittston Knight over 250 Democrats crowded the joint enjoying sausage and peppers as well as ziti and meatballs. Third District Chair Terry Best coordinated the event and it was a virtual who’s who of Luzerne County politics. Judicial candidates Bill Amesbury and Tina Gartley made the rounds as well as Prothonotary candidates Nancy McGinley Bellas and Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Junior. Controller candidate Bob Morgan arrived with family in tow visiting each table sans suit coat. I left a tad early but I’m sure there were other Dem luminaries in attendance. Some GOP candidates were there too, I spotted Carolee Medico Olinginski working the crowd and it was a pleasant surprise to see Paul Maher from Congressman Kanjorski’s office. My uncle Lenny Pribula was manning the bar and overseeing the food operation and everyone had a great time. The big thing to remember here is that success on election day comes from a ground organization. The troops motivated by employment, loyalty to the Democratic party or a particular candidate are looking to the future. Add to that the built in individual organizations of Amesbury and Polachek Gartley, well you just know the Dems are going to to their best to turn out the vote. And in this county, organization sometimes trumps a troubled past, no matter how recent.