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Peter Schmitt Watch

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

Friday, May 18, 2007

Schmitt Off of Long Island Press Power List

Each year, the Long Island Press prints as "Power List" of influential Long Islanders. This year many republicans have taken a fall down the ladder. Minority Leader Peter Schmitt fell off the ladder entirely.

"Leg. Peter Schmitt

Hello? Watching GOP bulldog Schmitt shout at the rain has finally "Jumped the Shark.""

Monday, May 14, 2007

Peter Schmitt in Mission:Impossible

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Just got a mailing from Minority Leader Schmitt called the "12th Legislative District Report." He sends out these glossy mailings at a pretty big cost to the taxpayers. On the front page he goes on about his gimmick to freeze reassessment for five years. We touched on the gimmick back in March and plan on following this post up with more.
BUT what really caught my attention was this great line "One of my proudest achievements this year has been leading all of the Nassau Republican Legislators in a charge to stop the increases due to reassessment."

Yes, he was able to "lead ALL of the Nassau Republican Legislators."
of them.
Because you know the republicans in the legislature don't work well together.
So congratulations Mr. Schmitt for doing the impossible and having all the republicans vote in lock-step.
Notice any sarcasm here?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Baby You Can Drive My Car

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"Why does an OTB person need a car?" asked Legis. John Ciotti (R-North Valley Stream) during a hearing into car use by the county and related agencies. "It's absurd."

That is just as absurd as a Legislator who needs a County car to go to events in his own neighborhood.
Lets take for instance Minority Leader Peter J. Schmitt.
Schmitt attended the Massapequa Loyalty Day Parade this past sunday. This parade takes place in N. Massapequa which is a good 5-6 minutes from where he lives. The question is why would Schmitt need a County car plate# AKW1059 which is a Black Crown Vic w/County Seal on door?
In order for Schmitt to have the use of that car, he would have to drive 14 miles to Mineola, sign out the car and drive 14 miles back to Massapequa. That is 28 miles round-trip to go to an event 3 miles from where he lives (or 6 miles round-trip.)
And then he still has to travel 14 miles back to Mineola in the County car to return it. That's 14 miles in his own car and 28 miles in a County car. A total of 42 miles travelled in order to use the County car.
Now THAT is absurd.
Keep in mind that this is not an isolated incident and Schmitt frequently uses a County car to go to events in his own neighborhood. How many round-trips from Mineola to Massapequa have been made over the years so Schmitt can look official?
Does he really need to use a County car?
The answer is simply NO.

The car parked on N. Broadway sunday....
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