Monday, February 19, 2007


The 44th Annual Republican Lincoln Day Reception was held tonight at the Addison Park in Aberdeen. As predicted, Holmdel Mayor Serena DiMaso and Freehold Township Chairman Tom Apostle, co-chairs, ran an outstanding event. Over 300 people attended.
Tagg Romney was the invited speaker; he spoke on his father Mitt's presidential ambitions.
County Chairman Adam Puharic was there, as was Middlesex County Chairman Joe Leo. (Trivia: This is probably the first time that two GOP chairmen of two counties share a ZIP Code.)
All four Republican freeholders were in attendance; Director Bill Barham, Deputy Director Lillian Burry and Freeholders Rob Clifton and Anna Little.
Interestingly, and despite press stories that he would be barred, Manalapan Committeeman Joe Locricchio was there.
Others included Assemblymembers Sean Kean, Jen Beck, Amy Handlin and Sam Thompson; former County Chairman Fred Kniesler, Declan O'Scanlon, Sr. and Declan O'Scanlon, Jr., former Freeholder Director Tom Powers, former freeholders Clem Sommers and Frank Self, Howell Mayor Joe DiBella, Marlboro Mayor Robert Kleinberg, Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas, curmudgeonly County Counsel Malcolm Carton and his cousin, Middletown Chairman Peter Carton, Aberdeen Chairman Michael Borg, Manalapan Chairman Steve McEnery, Assistant County Counsels John Lane and Sal Alfieri, Matawan Councilman Paul Buccellato, Holmdel Deputy Mayor Alan Bateman and many others.



Great night for the GOP.

Honest Abe said...

Yes it was.

Dino P. Crocetti said...

Hey Abe, Congrats! You've hit the big time my friend!

Is that hilarious or what!!?

Honest Abe said...

Dino, the two blogs that he's talking about give the rest of us bloggers a bad name.
Blogging should be all about exercising free speech, not slander and libel. That is why I've used the comment moderation feature for about a year now. It's more work, but it allows me control over what and who comments here.

Dino P. Crocetti said...

I don't blame you. Maybe I should do the same...if I actually got comments now and then!;-)

How many noteworthy Monmouth County political blogs are there out of curiosity? I've never bothered to visit any of them besides yours, probably due in large part to the fact that I don't live in Monmouth.

ginger Hoffmeier said...

Is there any truth to the rumor that Howell's mayor is behind the unfortunate and perhaps by now defunct blog, freehowell? Those who know are not telling.

I would hate to think so but just the fact that a lot of Howell Republicans would not be surprised if he is shows that he has fewer supporters than he wants us to think.

Blogs like this one, where an open exchange of thoughts, information, and ideas are welcome are a benefit to us all. Those that allow no differing opinions or facts are not worth reading and will just wither away in time.