Today, Republican Town Chair Tom Jagodzinski issued a communication attacking the Halloween decorations of one of our candidates. The decorations include the occasion predictable tombstones, on one it said, "Dear Old Fred, He was alive and is now dead", a play for rhyming Fred and Dead. Pretty common stuff. But not to super sleuth Tom Jagodzinski!
Tom alleges that "Fred" must refer to the former Mayor of Milford, Fred Lisman and called the decorations; hurtful.
Not that this needs any explaining because anyone reading Tom's communication must be thinking; are you kidding me is he really saying this?? But, the fact is that these same decorations have been in her yard for 13 years, long before our former Mayor passed away or Mayor Richetelli was elected. In fact, there are many similar decorations across town and across the country, Tom must wonder why they are all attacking our former Mayor.
If this great political strategy is the work of Tom alone, I would encourage the Republicans to call for his removal from his post. He is making your Party look desperate and silly. Rather than talking about issues, he's attacking Halloween decorations. Is that really where the rest of you want him to take your Party?
In all my years, this is by far the most goofy and nonsensical and desperate political move I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot.
I hope all voters across our city get to read Tom's allegations. I think they speak clearly and plainly. Rather than engaging in a discussion about the challenges facing our city and the issues in this race, Tom wants to issue communications about peoples' Halloween decorations. An act of unabashed desperation I think sums up this year's election.
By the way, I once had a cat named George. Please let Tom know I did not name him after our former President and did not intend to suggest that our former President was a cat. I don't want to have the Karl Rove of local politics issuing press releases about my family cat next.