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November 1, 2012

HAMILTON: Biscuit recipe for political endorsements

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Niagara Gazette — And who knows hot and fluffy, buttery, buttermilk biscuits better than Arkansan and former President Bill Clinton? Despite him not taking down Osama Bin Laden when he had the opportunity, current history hails Clinton as being one of America’s best presidents; and primarily for him balancing the budget and projecting a surplus.

The truth is that the Democrat did it WITH a Republican Congress; because our government works best with political balance — the proper mix of ingredients at the right time and temperature.

We need to make good biscuits in Western New York; and going straight across party lines is counterproductive and have yielded us what he already have.

But, before I give my picks for this election, there is one thing more that I have to say about being a young boy in the kitchen with my mom. If I ask her for something that she didn’t want to give to me and she said no, I could always go out to the garage where dad was and ask him — especially if mom and dad were mad at each other.

Politics is like that, too. And that is the only way that the two-party system works for anyone other than party people.

CITY COURT JUDGE: Angelo Morinello — While I am opposed to any office not being contested, it would have taken an extraordinary candidate to have encouraged me change my vote for Judge Morinello. When he ran against Maria Massaro, I explained to the youthful Massaro that I would have voted for her, if not for my preference that judges have the mutual benefits that come with age. For them, the mutual benefits are a body of experience, wisdom and judicial temperament while they are on the judicial bench; and for the voting public, because judges tend to stay on the bench until mandatory retirement age, the mutual benefit of mandatory retirements for the constituents.

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