Two Campaigns, Contrasted (Where’s the Tape, Jane?)

18 May

There was a candidates’ forum held in Batavia yesterday where Kathy Hochul, Jane Corwin, and a representative from Jack Davis’ campaign answered questions about issues important to the disabled.  This wasn’t a debate, and everyone had the questions beforehand.

What was important was what happened afterwards.

As Republican million-heiress Jane Corwin rushed to her car to avoid questions from reporters about Michael Mallia, the second cameraperson, alleged to be Emily Hunter, and why the full tapes from both cameras hadn’t been released, Kathy Hochul calmly stopped to answer questions from reporters, having absolutely nothing to hide or run from.

Here’s what the Batavian’s Howard Owens wrote:

Nobody from the Erie County GOP or Jane Corwin’s camp has denied that there was a second camera operator and that she was there on behalf of the GOP.

When other reporters pressed Nick Langworthy, ECGOP chairman, on the second tape — under the assumption that it would tell the full story of what really happened during the incident — Langworthy said there was no tape because  the battery was dead.

However, the WGRZ footage shows the GOP operative is operating a camera, something no reasonable person would do if the battery was dead (Judge Judy says, “If it doesn’t make sense, it isn’t true).

Since there must obviously be a second tape, the logical question is, where is it and why hasn’t it been released?  The most logical person to ask about it is the CEO of the Corwin Campaign, which is Jane Corwin.

Certainly, Corwin, with all of her busienss experience, understands that the buck stops with the CEO.  She’s the one who needs to explain the conduct of the people she’s chosen to surround herself with, which is something she hasn’t done yet.

The result of my attempt to ask the question of Corwin can be seen in the video posted above.

Meanwhile, after Kathy Hochul (picture below) finished speaking, rather than rushing to get into her car, she stayed for another good twenty minutes and answered every question every reporter could think to ask.

Where’s the tape, Jane?

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Meanwhile, Hochul calmly answering questions from all comers:

Which candidate do you think has a better-run campaign?  Which campaign has been operating rather seriously?

9 Responses to “Two Campaigns, Contrasted (Where’s the Tape, Jane?)”

  1. Bbill May 18, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Nice to see the heiress adopting the Sharron Angle strategy of gettin’ to steppin’ whenever a camera crew gets near. Sure worked well in Nevada. Nice going Karl.

  2. Still Republican? May 18, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    “Which candidate do you think has a better-run campaign? Which campaign has been operating rather seriously?” Really? You have to ask? Chris Grant and Co. have run Corwins campaing into the ground. Just think of the voter advantage, the $$, and a decent candidate. They have blown it all. By the way, Jane could eek this out.

  3. RaChaCha May 18, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Speaking of playing Where’s the Tape: when will WGRZ release their video from the Comfort Zone setup of David Bellavia — presumably starring Chris Collins and Carl Paladino, and purportedly showing Collins running/hiding from camera? Based on coverage in Artvoice:
    http://artvoice.com/issues/v10n12/week_in_review/back_room

  4. Mike In WNY May 18, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Which candidate do you think has a better-run campaign? Which campaign has been operating rather seriously?

    None of the above. The choice you offer is like asking someone if he/she would like to be killed by being shot in the head or shot through the heart.

  5. Bbill May 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-still-muddled-2012-field/2011/05/17/AFxIXR6G_blog.html

    Looks like Karl Rove is throwing another $375k of mystery money into the race. Who exactly is sponsoring Jane and what the quid pro quo may be remains unanswered.

  6. Rob May 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Who exactly is sponsoring Jane and what the quid pro quo may be remains unanswered.

    1. Big business and the wealthy.
    2. Whatever they want.

    Answered.

  7. Mike In WNY May 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Bbill, If mystery money is your concern, then neither Hochul or Corwin is a good choice. Jack Davis is the candidate without a plethora of mystery money.

  8. Mike In WNY May 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Rob, who is sponsoring Hochul and what quid pro quo do they expect?

    1. Abortion protagonists
    2. Unions
    3. Teachers
    4. Government employees

    The last 3 all want your money in return for the status quo comprising of high taxes, deficits and crappy results.

  9. Rob May 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    The fact that you support Davis is simply one more reason (not that another was needed) not to vote for him. As usual you are a very effective negative ambassador for your cause.

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