Unfortunately, he chose to go down DECEPTION street fully aware he was headed in the wrong direction, apparently his moral compass is broken.
We believe it is safe to say that Northampton County Executive John Stoffa was already near the sale of Gracedale when he sat with us in the 911 Building, where he ate Maryann's home made goodies and told us straight out "The only way to save Gracedale is to get the names".
We have to ask: how exactly did he know that was the only way? Well, the only answer that makes sense to us is that his decision was already made... got it! Do you see how looking back in time allows all the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place?
In our opinion, it is very possible that he already had a deal worked out. We suspect that he met with us to stay on our good side, deviously believing he could dupe us because never and a day did he envision our resolve. We all know today that was a BIG MISTAKE for John. It open more than a can of worms - it opened a can of truth which exposed him for all of the duplicitous works he had done, and was planning to do.
He chose to lie because in his mind he had it all figured out, and there was no possible way we would ever get the necessary 19,600+ names necessary for the referendum question to be placed on the ballot. Instead we mobilized to win, and collected the welcomed signatures of 23,000+.
The beauty of it was that John thought it was all over in late November into December, because the nonsensical ignoramus came back to his benefactor time and time again with supposedly good news (so he thought it was), that we had stagnated - stuck they are at 10,000. With the thanksgiving holiday, and the Christmas and new year festivities coming up - no one was working (again - so they thought).
But COAF (who John thought were not so smart) had a different plan. We decided to hold all the incoming petitions until January, and in that month we came in with 13,000+ signatures...Bernie's head began to spin, and spin.
Stoffa's unbelief can still be seen in his face.
The irony is that if John would have done the right thing, he would have been re-elected without effort. Instead, he's forced to step down because a monkey in a suit will beat him in the upcoming election - hands down!
If Stoffa could do it all over again, there are many things he would do differently we're sure...like - not underestimating the intelligence and resolve of the PEOPLE. Those two are really important John. You can trust us on that, we never lied to you!!! But lying? he would probably make that mistake again...
...cause history tells us - he's not so smart!