Truthfulness of a politician
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Dear Editor:

Recently I was asked if Mayor Zimmer was telling the truth when she described her encounter with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in the ShopRite parking lot.

I thought to myself, if only I could determine the truthfulness of a politician, I would be in great demand and very wealthy!

While I cannot answer the truthfulness question, I do have a couple questions of my own.

When Mayor Zimmer was subjected to an alleged shake-down during a conversation in the ShopRite parking lot with Kim Guadagno, what did the mayor do with this alleged criminal activity? The mayor claims she wrote about the incident in her diary and told three people, none of whom were practicing attorneys.

Upon learning that Governor Christie, in her opinion, was “cut from the same corrupt cloth” as other politicians, she wrote she was moved to tears. Mayor Zimmer apparently believed she was being given an ultimatum through Lieutenant Governor Guadagno.

Mayor Zimmer, an elected official in a high ranking office, has the benefit of legal counsel paid for by the citizens of Hoboken. If someone had offered her a bribe or attempted to induce her to violate the law, she is obligated to report such conduct.

Why did she not, at the very least, avail herself of free legal advice and report through established legal channels that exist for such purposes, her assertion that Lieutenant Governor Guadagno tried to improperly influence her responsibilities to the citizens of Hoboken?

In the meantime, I, along with many Republicans of Hoboken, will continue to support Governor Christie and Lieutenant Governor Guadagno, both accomplished professionals outside of just the political arena, unless or until legitimate information becomes available for us to consider otherwise.

Diana Davis, Chair
Republicans of Hoboken

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February 10, 2014
Diana, you really didn't give a reason why you thought Zimmer was incorrect other then? Your faith in these two elected officials whom you are the chair of their party. Are you aware that Lt. Gov Guadagno seems to have no problems signing off on false election reports, signing off on false hiring reports and anything else she feels like saying that might be suspected of being false. I'm assuming you haven't seen this law suit but the Judge said everyone involved was wrong here. It started with Guadagno filing false election reports and using those results to create illegal ballot with 21 county clerks. Now, to me and IMO, that looks like the start of a RICO case for the Feds but I'm sure no one is worried. Also, the Governors office had no problem trying to change the vote of the PineLands Commission by causing one No vote to excuse himself after being threaten with arrest and fines if he voted in a manner prescribed by law. For the LaVergne v Guadagno suit and it's results including LaVergne "prevailing on the merits of his case", see