This blogger has noticed that posts with the name of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence draw an extraordinary amount of attention.
It’s not like Mr. St. Lawrence can drop his last name and be known around the world as Chris, ala Elvis or Ali, but hey, when it comes to name recognition, St. Lawrence rings a lot of bells in Ramapo.
It’s not like that everywhere. I recall doing a story in Clarkstown a few years back, when the woman I was interviewing forgot the name of her town supervisor, who by then had already served a few four-year terms.
“You know who he is,” she said, “that tall, nice-looking man. Vanderhoef’s his name.”
She was close. Charles Holbrook, then the Clarkstown supervisor, was tall, and so was C. Scott Vanderhoef, who was then and still is the county executive.
Back to the present…It seems that a blog only needs to have St. Lawrence in it to draw out heated exchanges between his supporters and detractors, while a reasonable question posted by the blogger is ignored.
Why is that? What makes St. Lawrence verbal dynamite?
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