Wednesday, May 16, 2012
John Scanlon buys son Council seat
I guess it pays to be a political prostitute. All the donations (accumulated from years of taxpayer funded no-show jobs) finally paid off for former Griffin disloyalist John Scanlon, as he was able to buy a political position for his second youngest son, Christopher. Christopher went from Bishop Timon to ECC and straight to City Hall. Like a Saudi Prince, he was born into a life of privilege.
Despite being given more opportunities than most of his peers, it looks as though education has never been much of a priority for Chris. And despite this outrageous comment from today's Buffalo News, everyone knows the last thing synonymous with the Scanlon name is independence...
"The people of the district are looking for a young, independent thinker devoid of ties," Scanlon said during his interview with the Council, "someone not looking to appease political factions, but looking for someone who can think on their own, vote their conscience and only do what's in the best interest of South Buffalo."
At least one out of three aint bad. He is young. This move is a temporary victory for the status quo. We all know the reason Matt Fisher was not selected is because he is close to Mickey Kearns and not close to Tim Kennedy or Lord High Pants Higgins. We also know Scanlon will be a rubber stamp for Byron Brown (how pathetic).
I just hope the Fisher supporters remember this, this summer when he runs against Scanlon and I run against Tim Kennedy. Don't be fooled either. Kennedy would never support a pro Kearns candidate, because he doesn't have a brain of his own. If you want to support politics as usual this summer, support Chris Scanlon and Tim Kennedy.
One saving grace for Scanlon's primary opponent in September: It should be an easy victory for them. The only people Scanlon will have in his corner at the end of the summer are the South Buffalo Byron Brown contributors. We all found out this Spring with the Kearns/Fahey rout that none of these South Buffalo White Trash will work for anything. They are so used to buying their power or having it presented to them on a silver platter. They have nothing in common with the average person on their street. The word is already getting out. The respectable people will see the derelicts/cowards (Ray McGurn, Lou Petrucci, Tim Whalen, Paul Sullivan, Rick Finnegan,etc.) with their Scanlon signs and know to vote the other way. These people are so predictable in their mediocrity, you could set your watches to them.
Son of legendary S. Buffalo political figure likely to fill Council seat