Reading the Shawangunk Journal article Madame Chairman / Does Bernardo Have Her Eyes On Mike Hein’s Job? – I had an itch to ask the question “Terry Bernardo, can you give us an example?”
“I’ve been chairman of many things,” she said.
Can you give us an example of the many things you’ve been chairman of? On a second thought, can you give us many examples?
Ultimately, she views herself as someone who is good at organizing systems and people…
Can you give us an example of one system “organized” by you? How about some people you have “organized?”
“Len did not want to be involved in politics — that wasn’t his thing,” she said.
Can you give us an example of any other thing which wasn’t Len’s? Just kidding…
Chairman Bernardo notes that she is known for working with people in different parties, most notably New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet; but she doesn’t know if that’s bipartisanship or simply cooperation.
Can you give us an example of a person who knows you for working with people in different parties? The keyword is “working” – scheming doesn’t count.
“One person’s bipartisanship is another person’s traitor,” she said.
Can you give us an example of one correct sentence you ever uttered? In case you wonder, a correct sentence would have been “One person’s bipartisanship is another person’s treason.”
While she isn’t seeking the office of County Executive for herself, “A lot of people have that aspiration for me.”
Can you give us an example of one person aspiring for you to become the County Executive?
“A lot of our community board members have come to me with frustrations,” she said.
Can you give us an example of one community board member and one frustration?
Other boards have had people leave citing strained relations or overly burdensome ethics requirements.
Can you give us an example of a burdensome ethics requirement?
She calls the position, “a bigger tool in my tool box. From here, I can get things done.”
Can you give us an example of a smaller tool in your box?
Terry, next time you have an itch to sneak an article in Shawangunk Journal, you’ll be better off scratching.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco