By Sussex County Watchdog
We believe in free expression.
The Sussex County Democrats do not. State Democrats asked them to find something on the county Republican Chairman. Murphy operative Leslie Huhn “friended” his Twitter page, and two days later the Sussex County Democrats’ Communications Director was in front of the Sussex County Community College Board of Trustees, asking that the Republican be fired. It was a partisan political scam by people looking to be “offended” in order to score political points.
Worst still is the role played by SCCC Trustee Howard Burrell. Last year, when Burrell wanted to be a trustee, this website wrote in support of him. Burrell gave his word of honor that he would not be political while a member of the college board. Then he sat there while he was running for Mayor of Vernon. He didn’t even disclose that he was campaigning when he took a vote against the Republican Chairman. Just days later, he campaigned at a Democrat political event with the very Democrats who slashed education funding in Sussex County. An ethical person would have recused himself from taking that vote. But not Burrell.
The question is: Why didn’t SCCC Trustee Chairman Bill Curcio ask Burrell to recuse himself? Why did Curcio and the board allow the college to be used this way – to sink into partisan politics?
Yes, we believe in free expression… but hypocrisy needs to be addressed too.
Katie Rotondi, the Sussex County Democrat Chairwoman, has led the stalking of other people’s social media pages. She and her fellow stalkers have found things to be “offended” by and have demanded that people be punished. But has anyone looked at what she puts out?
She isn’t re-tweeting something by mistake. She produces and edits this stuff. She promotes it. And there is a whole lot of it. What follows is one of the milder examples of her stuff (and make sure no children are around to see this)…
There are things in this video that many people in Sussex County would find to be offensive. We highly doubt that we could get Bill Curcio and Howard Burrell and the other members of the SCCC Board of Trustees to read out some of the lines in this video. They would be too embarrassed to do so… although we might just show up and ask them to.
The SCCC trustees essentially allowed the Sussex Democrat Chairwoman to script their proceedings. With the help of the SCCC’s newly hired Democrat law firm – a major funder of state Democrat campaigns – Rotondi and the state Democrats used the college to implement a political strategy that actually involved one of their trustees as a Democrat candidate. This is a very serious ethical issue for the college.
In the midst of turkey vulvas and facial treatments and peeing on desks, we think this video should be reworked to show footage of the trustees… you know, talking and reacting and stuff like that. After all, they allowed themselves to become part of Katie Rotondi’s body of work, so they should be part of her reel. Call it performance art.