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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sorry! Devastating blog post on lying, back-stabber Alexander Lewy to be delayed for a few days

Due to other pressing matters, namely,
the Diplomat LAC project coming before
the Broward County Commission on
Tuesday afternoon, my devastating blog
post
-complete with photos and video-
that I had
planned on running today,
which I think would have
effectively put
the lie to the smug self-serving
lies, serial
mis-statements and absurd
exaggerations
and claims of experienced
big-mouth
back-stabber
Alexander Lewy, will be,
necessarily, postponed for a day or so.


But I know you won't be disappointed when
you
finally see it.

Frankly,
Hallandale Beach Blog's biggest
problem with this forthcoming blog post on

Lewy
has not been with what to put in,
but rather,
what telling and embarrassing
anecdote about
him and his deceptiveness
and self-serving
nature to leave out,
on account of time and space -and repetition.


I'll mention it again in the future but just to give
you some idea of his out-of-proportion sense
of
self-importance and willingness to lie at the
drop
of a hat, consider what I heard from a
person who
is greatly admired and respected
in this county,
even by people who may often
disagree with this
individual.

Asked in late February at a public meeting
whether
or not he was running for a seat on
the Hallandale
Beach City Commission this Fall,
unctuous
Lewy said "No."

Yet according to his own weird Facebook
campaign site, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexander-Lewy/34138291835
where fidelity to the truth is not a virtue,
it's clearly written in the top left that

"Alexander submitted paperwork to run
for City
Commissioner on January 11, 2010."

And he continues to claim he's running.
But when asked about it six weeks later, he lied.

Alexander Lewy

My point?

Well, ask yourself this simple question, which
speaks
volumes on his chronic logrolling and
inability
to be straight with people.

If
Lewy is unwilling to be honest and is incapable
of telling the truth about whether or not he's
even running for office, something for which
there's no logical upside or advantage to him
to lie about, what makes you think he will be
forthright with you on an issue you genuinely
care about?

Sometimes a person's character is most vividly

revealed in a moment of genuine crisis, which
is what compelled John F. Kennedy to write
-with Ted Sorenson?- Profiles in Courage,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profiles_in_Courage
so he could better come to understand how

these particular individuals he had chosen
from
American history had made the particular
choices and
decisions they had, often at great
personal risk
and professional reputation.

There's a reason that book won the Pulitzer
Prize
and why those sorts of basic questions
continue
to greatly interest us today, since
people
love to claim that they respect
straight-shooters,
even if they disagree with
them, but finding actual
proof that that's true
is always elusive.


But sometimes, it's in someone's complete
inability
to be honest in answering a very
simple question that
someone's character
-
or lack thereof- is revealed.

Such is the case here, as Alexander Lewy's
untruthful answer shows what sort of person
he is -NOT the sort of person I want to see
have
any degree of power, and certainly NOT
to make public policy decisions
that will greatly
affect this city and its future.
And ours.

It's not too much to insist on honesty in candidates,
and by that simple measure,
Alexander Lewy
has proven himself NOT QUALIFIED.

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