It was fairly typical as far as conventions go, although I noted a few oddities:
—While he was in the audience, Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence did not make an obligatory short, heavy joke at Chairman Vince Monte’s expense as in previous years.
—I got told I looked like one of the Zebrowski kids. (Note to readers who haven’t met me: I look NOTHING like any of the Zebrowski kids.)
—None of the supervisors performed the dance they did at a recent charity event. This is less an oddity and more just something I had been hoping for.
—Thom Kleiner was wearing a tie with puppies on it.
—When getting ready to introduce the party’s candidate for state Senate, Monte, trying to rile up the crowd, proclaimed: “We didn’t field a candidate, I think, the last two times.”Â About eight rows back, the 2006 candidate, Orangetown Board Member Nancy Low-Hogan raised her hand, as Monte struggled to dig himself out of that one. Ouch.
—It was held in the Clarkstown Town Hall auditorium. Usually it’s somewhere like a theater, a restaurant or a community center or anything that doesn’t smack of government-controlled interior decorating.
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