Congressman Frank Pallone (Falsetto, Long Branch) is another example of a man performing without balls.
Today's print edition of the Asbury Park Press (sorry, if the article is on the website I can't find it) has an article about Pallone's upcoming Community Forum on August 25th, at the Red Bank Municipal Building.
The Red Bank meeting room only holds 100 people. The APP suggested to Pallone that he move the forum to a larger venue. Can't do it, sang Frankie:
"We can't switch it now. Notices have gone out (to contstituents) and there in no way to notify them again," Pallone said after a press conference. What will happen is people will get confused. If I switched (locations), it would have to be held a month from now. We'll stay until everyone's heard, but it's not possible to switch."
Hogwash Frank. Corzine moved his rally with President Obama from Rutgers to the PNC Arts Center on short notice. You could move your forum too. The word would get out.
Congressman Rothman changed the venue of his town meetings on very short notice this week. Word got out. You have plenty of time to change the venue Frank.
In the spirit of cooperation I checked some locations.
The Count Basie Theater, just down the street from Red Bank Borough Hall would be ideal. It seats over 1500 and anyone confused would just follow the crowd. Too bad, it's booked. Melissa Etheridge is playing.
The Two River Theater Company is a short walk from Borough Hall. But with only 349 seats, it is probably too small as well. Besides, TRTC has a private booking that night.
Wait! Count Basie and TRTC are both booked and Falsetto Pallone is performing at Borough Hall! Where are people going to park?!
Frank, you really need to move your community forum. You really do want to hear what is on your constituents' minds, like your post card said, don't you Frank?
I have just the place:
ASBURY PARK. Both Conventional Hall (Seats 3600) and the Paramount Theater (seats 1600) are available!
Frank, prove to the people of the 6th District that you are not a falsetto. Have the balls to meet with all who want to tell you want is on their minds. Don't hold the meeting in a 100 seat room in Red Bank on a night when there will be no parking. Go to Asbury Park, Frank. I bet I can even get Tommy DeSeno to show you around.
CALL FRANK PALLONE AND TELL HIM TO CHANGE THE VENUE OF HIS FORUM
237 Cannon Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3006
Phone: (202) 225-4671
Fax: (202) 225-9665
67/69 Church St.
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
Phone: (732) 249-8892
Long Branch, N.J. 07740
Phone: (732) 571-1140