So today I get a phone call from Assemblyman/Plainfield Democratic Party Chairman/Union County Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Green complaining that I said he only has two supporters for his City Council slate, Sharon Robinson-Briggs and Mustapha Muhammad. He wants me to put on my blog that his City Council slate is endorsed by Senator Steve Sweeney. I express doubt that the Senate President is tracking local races in 566 municipalities, but meanwhile I am racking my brain to know what he is talking about.
Green goes on to hassle me some more and then starts getting into my personal life, asking about my marital history (I am divorced) and suggesting, "Why don't you get a young buck?" among other comments.
I suspect he is just goofing on me for the benefit of others in the room from which he is calling and tell him so. It reminds me of the kind of sexist comments women face on the street from males who have not yet left the 20th Century.
I am mystified by this entire call, starting with the reason for it and ending with the weird foray into my business. Later, someone tells me that it was Dan Damon who posted about support for the local slates on his blog. The only thing Dan and I have in common is that we are both Caucasian and both bloggers. So Jerry had someone in his office call me and ask whether I would speak to the Assemblyman, presumably also in his office, on the wrong premise! It was not my blog at all, but because the Assemblyman does not go online, he didn't know the difference. How such an important person had time to delve into the personal life of a female elder is another mystery.
I had stopped talking to Jerry in 2008 after he tried to rope me in to some attack he wanted to make on a school board member. Recently, I have had some calls from his office and have answered them. But after this, I think I am done once more with "official" phone calls from Assemblyman Jerry Green.