O’Halloran-Bernardo alliance: the ups and downs

Dump David O'Halloran

DISCLAIMER: If you spill your coffee and ruin the keyboard after reading the first line of Terence P. Ward’s article in Shawangunk Journal, you are on your own.

    “David O’Halloran expressed his displeasure with the local political system…”

You’re kidding, right? David O’Halloran is the local political system. Sure, there is a Republican Committee in town, but – in the last four years – the only member not voting in lockstep was Manuela Michailescu.

In 2011, at the end of a meeting where legislative candidates were interviewed for endorsement, David O’Halloran asked the Committee members “You trust me, don’t you? You wouldn’t mind if I call you on the phone to take your vote, would you?” As the O’Halloran-Bernardo alliance was in full bloom, David did not want the vote taken in front of Manuela.

Nowadays, the alliance looks a bit withered. Resigning his vice-chairmanship of the Ulster County GOP, O’Halloran wrote in an email sent to GOP County Chairman Rascoe:

    “I will not be influenced or led by political leaders outside of Ulster County nor minority party leaders within Ulster County…”

Isn’t that commendable? Wait! Two days later O’Halloran told Freeman that he…

    “…stepped down because he had been told that several members of the Legislature, including Chairwoman Terry Bernardo, said they would abstain from voting on the VLT issue to avoid any appearance of impropriety.”

O’Halloran was pushing for Video Lottery Terminals on behalf of his own business. Terry abstained from the VLT vote on advice from counsel:

    “Bernardo and O’Halloran were too interrelated for her to vote without running afoul of the county ethics code.”

I apologize, I should have warned you about the use of the words Bernardo, O’Halloran and ethics in the same sentence.

    “Can I buy you a cup of coffee or tea at the Ranch this morning? Like to discuss a strategy to show our support for each other.

Despite the fact that the above text message from O’Halloran didn’t sit well with Bernardo…

    “…she continues to be supportive of VLTs in Rochester, but since O’Halloran is the GOP chairman there, that remains an impediment to her public support… O’Halloran’s resignation from that post, Bernardo said, would make her support possible…

    O’Halloran said that he isn’t convinced Bernardo is the best choice for Rochester any longer.”

I can’t wait to see who screws whom. Not that it makes a difference – either way the Town of Rochester is going to be screwed.

– Jon Dogar-Marinesco

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13 Responses to O’Halloran-Bernardo alliance: the ups and downs

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lmao. I think this warrants a poll.

  2. Anonymous says:

    O’Halloran is like that used car salesman in the cheap sportcoat (minus the bad combover). Ready to make you think you are getting that sweet ride for a song but in the meantime not letting you look too close, take her out for a spin, or kick the tires.
    I can hear him now “What’s it gonna take to make your dreams come true today?”.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You use current pictures of Terry you should do the same for David.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If either of them were really interested in ethics they would both bow out of the political scene – that would be ethical. Not going to hold me breath.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It is so obvious–Bernardo has a Masters while O’Halloran has a high school diploma. And don’t let him tell you about SUNY Albany–he is not an alumni. All Dave has left are his fading bloated looks, a handful of koolaid drinkers, a ranch with no future. Oh, he does have high hopes he can still manage to pull strings– LOL–Seems he’s getting a run for his money. O’Halloran, Bernardo and Little Lennie need to drink the kool aid and leave town!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Town of Rochester is a lost cause unless the people that live and vote there can get all new blood in the political arena. These people have totally destroyed any hope for decent representation.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Agree 2:02 pm, The way to do that is to write to te Attorney General ans tell them what is happening.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Look at them hustlers! Made for each other, they met at last in the town of Rochester. I wish them a long life together wherever fate throws them.

  9. Anonymous says:

    They all deserve prison stripes!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    They are all perfect for each other. I am looking forward to seeing who screws over whom first. They definitely deserve each other!

  11. Anonymous says:

    The State Attorney General knows all about Rochester, it is just not a big enough fish for them. They already have one in court from the BOE. Next watch Turco – could be the next one and all the TOR crooks will walk away.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Blog the name and address of whom to send documents. I am sure many will respond.

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