|Green with his once-again best buddy|
Now, you must pardon my cynicism regarding the commentary by Assemblyman Jerry Green, who spoke toward the end of the meeting about his "commitment" to Plainfield. We all know that Jerry Green has maintained a conspicuous silence for the past few years on Muhlenberg, and we also know that Green received $50,000 a year as a "VP" for the Alman Group, a lobbying firm for JFK. It was not a good look for someone supposedly "committed" to restoring the hospital. When he was called out publicly on it, he resigned under pressure and bad public relations.
In his comments last night, Green mentioned that he has served on the legislature's Health Committee for ten (10) years--what did he DO in all that time to save Muhlenberg? He is suggesting that he will do something now?? Pardon my cynicism!
Green also stated last night that he wanted "to sit with people" to talk about the uses of the campus. The hospital CLOSED in 2008--now, in 2014, he wants to SIT DOWN to talk about it--after the third community meeting?? Pardon my cynicism!
Jerry Green's "epiphany" regarding the 660 units is laughable. 35 days before a critical election, he all of a sudden wants to try to convince voters in this city that he is against the JFK proposal. I guarantee that on Wednesday, June 4 (the day after the primary election), Green will have another epiphany and reverse himself once again. The people cannot be fooled.
Jerry Green came up to me after his embarrassing Liberty Village debacle to yell at me because I supported the right of one of my constituents to speak during the council's public comment. I guess that, as someone who has sworn to uphold the constitution, he forgot about the part called...um...the First Amendment. The women I was speaking with were shocked at his nasty demeanor, and one said, "...he's nothing but a street thug, talking that way to us."
Back in 2008, Jerry Green cursed me in front of a crowd of people after a candidate forum for Annie McWilliams, who was running for city council at the time. The 20 or so people were shocked by his behavior as a sitting legislator--I had done nothing, had said nothing--I was simply working on Annie's campaign. Many people got to know the "real Jerry Green" last week when he was caught on camera being extremely nasty to city staff and constituents.
They had earlier seen the "real Jerry Green" when he allowed himself to get foolishly baited into yelling and cursing in the street on the last election day: "I own this motherf_cker!" he said, referring to our city of Plainfield. Well, the truth of the matter is that he doesn't "own" Plainfield, but you see that he thinks he can continue to manipulate voters. Don't be fooled.