It's the (yawn) State of the City season: Political Insider
February 4, 2017 at 7:07 AM - By Agustin C. Torres
It's the stand-up season for mayors - better known as the State of the (whatever size municipality) Address - when elected politicians list all the wonderful things they have done for local taxpayers to make their hometown a Shangri-La.
The big speech in Hudson County is in Jersey City where Mayor Steve Fulop has decided to turn his one-man show into a mini-series by performing his self-examining monologue in all five wards on different evenings - all starting at 6:30 p.m.
There is no more boring time spent than sitting and listening to these spiels. The audience is usually made up of municipal workers, political backers, hacks, public gadflies, administration critics, groupies I presume, and journalists and bloggers. It's like listening to someone read from an election campaign flier and having blind devotees applauding like it's an audience at NYC's 92nd Street Y trying to justify the cost of the tickets.
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