Isn't Castle great? Amazing how he pulled the $1.7 in federal money out of his ass
for that canal project... right?
He is a real hero...right? That is what the NJ
wants you to believe with its sickeningly sweet ode to Castle in today's paper. However, what is the real story behind that magical $1.7 million?
Well, you "small government Republicans" should know that it is from the $139.6 billion-earmarked-to-death-monstrosity
called House Transportation Act
. You remeber this budget buster included the famous "bridge to nowhere". That bridge, like this canal project, is Castle's baby. It is the ugly baby nobody wants to talk about.
The other thing you should know about the sudden appearence of this $1.7 million as Castle tries to get his footing in this race against Dennis Spivack
is that this is selective vote buying.
You see there are some potential R voters and the old school Democratic ticket splitters living around the canal these days. But when other (less Republican, lets say) voters in Glenview and other parts of New Castle County were flooded out they asked Castle's staff for help getting federal emergency funds into the area. What did they get? Where was Castle's magical ass fund then?
You know the rest. In spite of many meeting with Castle's people and promises to help, they got nothing. The money could have been used to help people who needed it but Castle did not give a damn. There were some soccer moms in the 8th and 9th to think about. Some hero.