After talking about the infighting in the Democrat Party earlier this week, it appears the Republicans have some of their own. Lockport Alderman John Lombardi threw his support behind the candidacy of Brian Grear in what we believe is an ill-fated, bitter run against George Maziarz...one not based on doing right for the community but attempting to settle perceived political scores over the sheriff's race.
Lombardi is certainly entitled to do what he wants, but it's amazing that Scheer and Prohaska give so much ink to these baseless charges. It's OK for Lombardi to back who he wants, but not OK for Senator Maziarz to back candidates of his choice. When the Senator makes a pick, it's thuggery, when Lombardi does it, it's bucking the system.
He's the real scoop. Everyone knows John Lombardi hates working for his father's business. He's been waiting for his dad to get out of the way so he can take over, something his dad won't do. This isn't speculation....Lombardi will tell this to anyone who will listen.
He's been begging the GOP establishment for a job for years. He's wanted posts in Lockport, with the County Leg, with NCCC. But this isn't the 1940's...patronage jobs just don't exist like they did and considering Lombardi can't meet the minimum education requirements for most jobs, he's pretty much stuck.
That's until the wackos from Oz came calling. You know the often-talked about theme park in Wheatfield that has no money, no rights to the movie characters and no chance of ever happening. Their all-star team includes John Simon, Tom Christy and now John Lombardi. This squad of winners meets each Friday for fish fries to discuss how imminent the Oz project is, and how they're all going to be masters of their domain when the project starts. This is the same group that tried to derail the new airport at NFIA because they thought the Oz team should run it.
So there's the real story...something you won't read in a Scheer or Prohaska article because they want you to believe Grear is credible.....which is interesting since Grear still won't release his personnel file.