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Two-Faced Vipers - Treacherous Hypocrisy in Miami Beach

Two-Faced Vipers - Treacherous Hypocrisy in Miami Beach

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Scandalous email leaked in hopes it will influence outcome of mayoral election
Scandalous email leaked in hopes it will influence outcome of mayoral election

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Cadmus Fighting For Civilization
TWO-FACED VIPERS
Treacherous Hypocrisy in Miami Beach
October 9, 2013By David Arthur WaltersMIAMI MIRROR MIAMI BEACH
 — 
I have received a circulating email from a source, who insisted on remaininganonymous because he fears retribution, referencing what he called an
“assault
 
incident”
involving mayoral candidate Michael Gongora and an aide to Commissioner Jonah Wolfson,
who supports Phillip Levine, Gongora‟s leading opponent.
Attached is a copy of a July 12 e-mail from Commissioner Wolfson to Commissioner Gongorarecounting an incident that
afternoon in which Mr. Gongora „
verbally attacked my aide, Leonor Hernandez, calling her a
„viper‟ and „two
-faced
.‟
The incident caused a stir at city hall. Therewere many witnesses, and we are told that one of them had to ask Gongora to leave the building.Ms. Hernandez was very upset and filed a complaint with Human Resources.
 
 
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The email was forwarded to me without the attachment to see if I would stir up a scandal as publisher, editor, and sole reporter for Three Stooges Publishing, inasmuch as no one else wouldcover the story.
“First of all,” I responded, “
HR has no jurisdiction. It should be reported to the Vipers of theSnake Pit (the City Commission). As you know, I take exception to rude conduct, but I havemyself sinned. For example, for the first time in nine years I called a lady friend a bitch after shecalled me a low-class loser who cannot fix his own dinner. She usually calls me a journalist, butshe was drunk on rotgut Russian Brand vodka, which tends to bring out the worst. Please send
me the attachment.”
 To which I received the following:
From:jonahwolfson@hotmail.comSent: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:53 PMTo: Michael GongoraCc: Ed Tobin; Weithorn, Deede; Jerry Libbin; Mayor's Office;JoseSmith; Jimmy Morales; Crespo-Tabak, Sylvia; Jorge Exposito;Granado, Rafael; Christina Veiga; Hernandez, LeonorSubject:Dear Commissioner Gongora:It has come to my attention that you entered my office thisafternoon and verbally attacked my aide, Leonor Hernandez,calling her a "viper" and "two-faced". Beyond that, youindicated you were going to remove her son from a city boardbecause she wasn't supporting your campaign for Mayor of ourcity.You have sunk to a new level. I knew you were an ethicallychallenged, transactional politician. But now it's clear youhave no honor and are abusive to an innocent woman exercisingher right to free speech and free assembly on her own personaltime.Clearly, the strain of your failing campaign has brought theworse out of you. But that is not an excuse and you have crossedthe proverbial line.From now forward, I demand that you stay away from my aide,Leonor Hernandez. In fact, stay completely out of my office. Asa result of your assault on her today, you are not allowed toaddress or talk to her.
 
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Govern yourself accordingly.Sincerely,Jonah M. Wolfson
I sent along a copy to Gongora and asked for his comment. He said he had no comment becausethe email was a
fiction,
and he feigned wonderment as to why it would be leaked to the publicat this critical time, right before the elections. I asked him if he had responded to the email back in July or if the email itself was a
fiction, to which he answered, “Fiction,” and then I rem
arked,
“So it‟s forged email. I never would have thought of doing that. Wow, what a dirty trick!”
 I was unable to elicit the comment of the authorities by deadline because they do not consider Three Stooges Publishing to be a member of the beholden bona fide press. However, the email isobviously genuine inasmuch as it is filled with the sort of hackneyed phrases pettifoggers areaccustomed to using, culminating
with a demand and the usual veiled threat, “Govern yourself 
accordingly,
 
the “or else” being implied.
 Forsooth, lawyers have a monopoly on legal extortion. As Jose Smith,
the city‟s est
imableattorney once said in an executive session, lawsuits are by nature extortionate. A problem ariseswhen attorneys resort to extortion outside of the legal process.There was apparently no battery on the aide, and calling someone a two-faced viper is not anassault for which one can be arrested. Nor would the words themselves constitute sexualharassment without a Freudian analysis of why cross-dressing Tiresias, consultant to Cadmus,was blind. Such remarks would be rude if made by anyone, and might be a cause for disciplininga regular employee, but elected officials enjoy sovereign impunity. Furthermore, the pronouncement would be mere hyperbole, not actionable defamation. No, we hardly expect much chivalry in a snake pit, or to witness vipers acting like civilizedladies and gentlemen. I am not the only one who has referred to the city commission itself as ahydra, a back-biting snake pit, and a den of vipers. Vipers, incidentally, have been worshiped for their treacherous wisdom since man was evicted from paradise. Cadmus, we remember,struggled with a serpentine dragon, planted its teeth (1), from which sprang warriors who foughtamong themselves for wealth until the surviving five founded Thebes.A
two-faced viper 
is a
treacherous hypocrite.
 
Wolfson‟s aide m
ay be innocent in thatrespect. Any viperous two-facedness could be the result of unconscious influences within her office. But her boss is as guilty as hell on wheels.After all, he endorsed Gongora for mayor, and then, in a highly hypocritical and treacherousmove, switched his endorsement when moneybags came along in the person of Phillip Levine, awealthy businessman and developer who has reportedly spent a million dollars already for a jobthat pays eight-grand a year.

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