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24 April 2008

The Second Day After

Well, you've heard by now that Vince Fumo won re-election to the First District Senate seat via his surrogate, Larry Farnese. Having worked with John Dougherty for more than two monts now, it's a major disappointment. Luckily, though, I live in East Falls, which means I'm not among the real losers of Election Day.
Coming later today, or maybe tomorrow, depending on how much work we have to do today to keep our fledgling organization to push John's initiatives going strong, I'll be offering a full breakdown on why the residents of the First District made out worse on Tuesday than either John or Anne Dicker; complete with a breakdown of how the city's established media used a disgusting, all-out smear campaign to keep a good man down. You'd never believe half of the things I saw to that end; makes me wonder why I got into the press game in the first place.

**Friday update: Pretty jammed up with some things (including sleep), so look for a post early next week. Lo siento.

**Saturday update: Here it is.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is really pathetic, I mean really, talk about being a sore loser.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Why not wait to see what I have to say before passing judgement, anonymous? Oh, wait, that's actually the point here.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The simple answer to Doc's surprising loss is that his reputation as a political thug came back to bite him in the arse.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would have happened when Johnny gets indicted later this year ? And it's coming. Thank God Farnese won

6:28 PM  
Blogger madpolisci said...

I'm sorry Mr. Hickey, but the bottom line is, the race was John Dougherty's to lose.
He lost it.
Could the media have had a little to do with it? Possibly. Like it or not, Doc is perceived to have done some things that would make newspaper opinion pages think that he'd be the absolute worst choice for a district who's current senator is facing a 139-count indictment.
But I think that the voters ruled the day on this one. While I'm pretty sure that most of the voters in my section of the district went for Doc (especially if the signs in the windows were any indication), there were a whole lot of people for whom the prospect of "John Dougherty, State Senator" caused a queasy feeling.
To blame the news media for that is kind of disengenous.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Hickey,

I recently read your article about David Shulick and the DVHS school. I am a VERY close relative of his and boy did you hit the nail on the head! He has paid off a lot of people to get his schools set up. He is greedy and only money driven. There are many people David has stepped upon along the way, and he is tragically unethical. Please continue to look into his falty claims and unethical business dealings. I believe you will find more if you dig deeper!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Thanks for writing; if you can steer me toward those claims, and biz dealings, send me an email so as to keep it non-public. Brianhickey9 at hotmail.
Much appreciated.

8:00 PM  

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