Today’s news:

Pols spend too much on races

After reading about the amount of money being raised and spent for state Assembly and state Senate races this fall, it appears that when you divide the amount of funds spent by the total votes received on primary night, the candidates — both winners and losers — will have shelled out close to approximately $30 per ballot cast in their favor.

Whatever happened to the old-time district captain, who usually held a patronage job of some sort, who was told, “One hundred signatures and 100 votes or else”?

As an old-time doorbell ringer — I started when Col. Jim Roe ran Queens politics — I could deliver my quota with a total of $2 worth of literature, a sore middle finger and a little shoe leather.

Ah, the good ol’ days of summer.

Kenneth Lloyd Brown

Forest Hills

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group