Last week, Jersey Conservative criticized candidate John McCann for not having a Facebook page. So he got one in a hurry. "In a hurry" being the operative phrase.
The problem when you react is that you often get things wrong. Like this screw up: "About: John J. McCann is the only candidate with a proven track record of lowering taxes for New Jersey's 5th congressional district."
Now that's a lie. McCann has never held office in New Jersey's 5th congressional district. He was never in a position to have a track record of anything.
Then there is McCann's crazy biography.
McCann begins by bragging about being from Massachusetts but claims to have moved to New Jersey because he likes it here -- except that he still has a place in New England. We're told he's a Patriots fan.
Then he writes that his mentor is disgraced Senator Arlen Specter -- a Democrat, who turned Republican, then turned back to Democrat after cutting a deal with President Obama, who was then dumped out of office in a Democrat primary. Oh yea, he's also the moron who came up with the science-defying "magic bullet" theory in the investigation of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
McCann's big claim to fame was -- so he writes -- making up the chart that Democrat-turned Republican-turned Democrat Specter used to explain Hillary Care. Specter would later side with Bill Clinton when he got caught having that canoodle with a young intern. And this is the guy McCann tells us he's taking after?
In his biography that he wrote and posted on his Facebook page, John McCann explains to us that he worked for the Democrat Sheriff of Bergen County for six years. How's that? Yep, McCann held a patronage job courtesy of a Democrat Party elected official. No wonder many observers believe he was recruited by the Democrats to screw the GOP's chances of re-taking the 5th congressional district.
He also writes that he currently works for the bi-partisan Sheriffs Association in New Jersey. Yep, the same crew that has been criticized for their double-dipping and pension schemes. Award-winning reporter Mark Lagerkvist has written extensively about how property taxpayers are being ripped-off. In a recent NJ Spotlight report, Lagerkvist noted: " All told, the sheriffs on this list pull down about $3.3 million a year in public pay — $2.1 million in county salaries plus $1.2 million from state pensions."
And get a load of this -- the top two rip-offs are elected Democrats from the 5th congressional district:
1. Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino (D)
$267,987 – $138,000 salary + $129,987 pension as an Emerson Borough police retiree
2. Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik (D)
$253,957 – $151,887 salary + $102,070 pension as a Clifton police retiree
What is John McCann doing shilling for these guys? And how can he claim to be a tax saver when he represents tax rip-offs?
This is all self-inflicted. He wrote this b.s. himself so he owns it.