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Peter Schmitt Watch

Keeping tabs on Nassau County Legislator Peter J. Schmitt. The truth is here.

Friday, November 21, 2003

Thanks from Schmitts opponent

I would like to thank the voters of the 12th Legislative District for going to the polls Nov. 4. While I did not win the election, I did win many new friends on the campaign trail and enjoyed speaking with so many people.

As a first-time candidate, each experience during the campaign was a new one. I am proud of all the volunteers who came out to help me and I am eternally grateful for the confidence they had in me. At the end of the campaign, I was a winner even though I lost the election. My wife Jean gave birth to twins; a son and a daughter on Oct. 30. I was unable to attend some events and had to leave early a few times for others, and I am grateful for the understanding when I disappeared from the campaign towards the end.

I have met so many people in the Massapequas in the past few months and have heard their concerns and ideas and I pledge I will not give up trying to make Nassau County and the Massapequas better. To quote John Wesley, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."

John Rennhack

N. Massapequa

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

another note regarding Schmitts letter

As W.C Fields. once said "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull."

The Chewbacca Defense

While reading Schmitt's letter to Newsday and enjoying the twists and turns of weak excuses and made-up "facts" I was reminded of the "Chewbacca Defense" from an episode of South Park.

Monday, November 17, 2003

Pete Schmitt's last minute lies

The thursday before election day saw a letter from Schmitt published in Newsday. A week before the election, Cablevision pulled GOP ads because they were blatantly false. Schmitt wrote his letter in an attempt at damage control but merely proved that he and his party have been lying. Let's start with his lie about raising taxes.
For months and months the mantra for Schmitt and the Gulotta republicans was "Sixty percent increase in property taxes over the last three budgets, all Democrat." (Massapequan Observer 2/14/03), "...and raised our county property taxes by more than 60 percent." (LI Press v.1 I.9), "After they raised your taxes 57%" (Massapequan Observer 7/3/03), "The facts are that over the past three years, county property taxes have risen over 60 percent" (Massapequan Observer 3/28/03), "The Democrats have raised taxes 57%." (News12 Debate 10/22/03). Notice how the number shifts from 60% to 57%. Now here is the kicker from the October 2003 Newsday letter "Nassau Democrats voted to raise county property taxes 58 percent. That's an incontrovertible fact that Newsday simply cannot credibly deny, notwithstanding the paper's unabashed bias." WHAT? Now it's 58%!!!! AND instead of "raising taxes" Schmitt has changed his rhetoric to "voted to raise taxes." Here's more from the letter "And all anyone has to do is turn to the editions of Newsday that I've noted above to read in black and white that Nassau Democrats did vote to increase county property taxes 58 percent." We thought the "FACTS" were "60%"err... "more than 60%" err... "57%".. err "58% increase" err... the democrats "voted for 58%."
Schmitt has gone from claiming taxes were raised by democrats to merely "voted to." Can he be any more dishonest???? Yes he can.

More later......

In the meantime.....Call Schmitt at 516- 571- 6212 or e-mail PSchmitt@attglobal.net and ask him why he can't tell the truth.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

We'reeee Baaaccckkk

Here we are with a brand new commentary website blog and we have alot to catch up on. Since we last met we had an election in Nassau County. Our candidate did not beat Schmitt this time. It's difficult to defeat a candidate who is willing to lie and say anything to get re-elected. Because of the election Schmitt has given us so much to work with we waited to compile the lies. Keep checking this site for almost daily updates and go to our message boards to discuss.