A debate was taped the other night for the 3 Democrats running for Northampton County Executive, the debate will air on WFMZ 69 on Monday night.
According to the report in yesterdays newspaper Glenn Reibman is taking credit for all the good things that have happened to Bethlehem. Our Mayor John Callahan (also a candidate for County Executive) had nothing to to with it, he was just lucky to be in office when these good things happened. Glenn Reibman as Northampton County Executive made these things happen.
John Callahan was elected Mayor of Bethlehem 10 years ago.
Glenn Reibman was thrown out of office in the primary 8 years ago. The voters in his own party were so disgusted by his time in office that they said enough!
But, according to Glenn Reibman he is responsible for Bethlehem's successes. I guess it all happened in the two yeas he was County Executive & John Callahan was Mayor. Callahan had nothing to do with this - it is all Glenn Reibman.
Let me note here that John Callahan has always acknowledged that the support of the county and the hard work done by the Mayors before him. He has never taken credit for the city successes alone but you cannot deny that his leadership enabled them.
But, according to Glenn Reibman the two years he was in office during the beginning of the Callahan era in Bethlehem are the reason Bethlehem is successful.
On another issue Glenn Reibman during a forum broadcast on local NPR this week inferred that he was the political heir to his aunt the late State Senator Jeanette Reibman. Sen. Reibman is one of the best people I will ever know. She is a woman who transformed this Commonwealth. She was a public servant untouched by scandal and admired by even her opponents. Senator Reibman was my friend, she is my hero and she is someone whose memory I am determined to keep and share. Glenn Reibman benefited from the last name his aunt made great, but once in office himself....The voters of the Democratic Party, her party said enough.
Why would we want to return Glenn Reibman to the office we threw him out of 8 years ago.